1500m swim/42K bike/10K
This is the race that I wobbled back and forth about doing. Then, Mr. Tea said, "It's an Ironman Race. Just do it for the experience."
That's what I did.
I don't have much to report other than it was a lot of fun.
I swam. I got an unexpected bike PR. I ran.
The best part was that THIS GAL went to cheer me on, and I didn't even see her on the bike! Apparently she was screaming her head off too. Makes me sad that I missed her.
But, I did she her on the run. She yelled out a couple of really funny things. That's always good to hear when you're running up a hill. Ok. Maybe they weren't even meant to be funny, but WTH....anytime you can laugh while running a 10K is a good thing.
I also saw this guy all decked out in D3 gear riding to the race to cheer. I was on the bike racing and thought he looked right at me, but apparently not. (Hey, I get it. All us white chicks looks alike). Then saw him again on the run.
I yelled at this guy when I passed him on the bike. I'm sure he was wondering who the hell knew his name. In all honesty, this guys deserves a superhero award. KUDOS to Dave for doing the Athletes in Tandem. That's a pretty incredible accomplishment on many levels. I also saw him on the run. Let me tell you, running and pushing someone....in the heat....not.easy. Respect, Dave. RESPECT.
But the SURPRISE of the day goes to Mr. Tea who decided to go cheer me on. Yeah. The guy got up at 3am to make the drive with me to Boulder.
All in all it was a really fun day, and I'm glad I did it.
HOWEVER, that's a one and done. Been there, done it, got the t-shirt, but I respectfully turned down the finishers medal---that's SO me, isn't it? Now, everyone can STFU about me doing it.
I couldn't be happier that it was my last oly race of the year. Bring on the Sprints!
**Why Louie Armstrong? Because I felt really lucky to have such great people in my life that they got up early on a Sunday just to cheer me on. :)