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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What I Learned

The results from the Maumee Bay Tri (RACE REPORT HERE) were finally posted… HFP must have had some snags from all of the electrical issues.  It’s not like I was worried about what place I took- I knew I’d be at the bottom of my age group.  I just wanted to know my times so that I could see how I did personally.

Yesterday I posted the following on my facebook:

I’m so very proud of certain parts of my first triathlon.  To have my fastest 5K at the END of a triathlon?  Maybe I should be un-proud (yes, I know this isn’t word!) of the 5Ks that I run since I don’t know how I couldn’t possibly go any fatster during them if I could run a faster 5K at the end of a tri!  Maybe I should be pushing myself more?  NO? 

I was also 8th out of water for my age group.  For the sprint tri overall, I was 78th out of 235!  That’s pretty good for my first one I think. 

My bike time was HORRIBLE!  I was 217 out of 235.  Guess I know where I should be doing some work! 

I’m am so very proud of completeing my first triathlon.  I’m so very nervous about the next one because I really feel like I’m so SLOW.  However, I know that I will improve.  I got on my trainer last night and rode for 1.5 hours.  I read some articles about improving bike speed and I think I know what I need to work on.

I am worried because I signed up for an Oly tri in August.  WHY??  I don’t know what I did that before trying my first triathlon.  I should just stick to sprint distances until I’m more comfortable.  I don’t know if I am going to try to switch or if I’m going to push it out and do it, even though I think I will end up dead last (or dead!!!)  I'm really trying to convince myself that I should just train and try it.  


  1. Congrats!! And you are totally right - those are awesome results giving that it's your first time at the rodeo. The first one is always the hardest :) mostly because everything is so foreign. I bet you'll do great at the Olympic in August!

  2. The art of being an athlete is celebrating first your acheivement, then taking notes and the steps on what needs to be improved. Nice work, proud of you