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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.  



2 comments:

  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!

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  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

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