|Team Aquaphor 2011|
My first venture back into racing was the Mansfield Sprint Tri on June 19. I signed up on a whim because I was kind of hoping it would just kick my tail into gear to get back to consistent training.
It wasn't my best race, but I took 1st in my Age Group and was the 4th Female Overall. I'll take it. Unfortunately, I over-compensated for my injured leg and ended up straining a muscle in my calf in the other leg. Uggh! More rest.
|Blake, Me & Michelle|
Blake did the swim, Michelle did the bike and I did the run. Talk about pressure. The run was only 2 miles, but it was painful 2 miles! You're full out sprinting the entire way. I started out in 3rd position, got passed by a guy like I was standing still (where the heck did he come from? I am NOT going down in 4th position) and then was able to overtake the girl that originally started the run in the 1st place position. I left my lungs somewhere on the course after the first mile, but kept going. Overall, it was a fun tri. It was my first relay attempt and would definitely do it again.
My next race is this weekend at the Disco Triathlon in Denton. This race is just about as fun as the name sounds. Disco music, people wearing gold chains and afros, and a 70's band rocking out at the finish. I have several friends doing this one, including Michelle, Marcy, Jason & Allison. Plus, I'm looking forward to being able to represent Team Aquaphor!
Next up after Disco is the USAT Age Group National Championships. Can't wait to post about this trip soon! It is going to be an amazing road trip!
In future racing news.... I've officially been challenged by BigDaddyDiesel to compete against his blog team "Team USA" as part of the awesome bloggers "Country of Texas" team (including Jason, Allison & Jeff) at the American Triple T in Ohio in 2013. I had never heard of this race, but the minute I read about it, I was ready to sign up.
Three days of tri events!
Friday: Super Sprint Tri
Saturday Morning: Olympic Tri
Saturday Afternoon: Olympic Tri
Sunday Morning: Half Iron Tri
That just has AWESOME written all over it! Add that to getting to race with my blog friends would make it a weekend to remember!
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