Huntersville Sprint Re-cap

1:27:46 ūüôā

That was¬†my overall race time and I couldn’t be happier with it!!!¬† My goal was to finish in under 1:40:00¬†and I was able to do it much easier than I thought, I didn’t even have to walk one single second of the entire race and for that I am very pleased!¬† The hardest part for me was the beginning of my run.¬† My legs felt like bricks after transitioning from my bike and I felt that my pace was comparable to that of a snail, but to my surprise, my legs felt stronger as my run went on and I actually PR’d in my 5K!

This is what my overall race looked like:

(Rank)Swim: (3)8:07

(Rank)T1: (10) 1:34

(Rank)Bike: (21) 49:45

(Rank)T2: (5) 0:58

TAround: 12:55

(Rank)Run: (15) 27:24

Overall Time:  1:27:46

I placed 18th in my age group and 67th of 130 total women

I PR’d in my run

and although I’ve never¬†actually raced on a bike before, I¬†finished¬†in the¬†best time of all my training rides

and I was the 3rd fastest swimmer in my age group!!!

The Huntersville Sprint Tri was set-up and run very well (possibly because my trainer was the race director ūüôā and because I was fortunate enough to train with her, she was able to fully prepare me for what was to come and made me feel at ease with the entire process.¬† I thought I was going to be much more nervous than I was and I didn’t expect my times to be what they were either.¬† If you’re interested in doing¬†a Triathlon, and you have no experience, I highly recommend training with a group…..I think it helped immensely, and I am so glad I did it!¬† I now see why people who do Triathlon’s say they get addicted to them.¬† It was so much Fun, I’m already looking into another one in June!!

Despite my poor sick baby who was running a fever all day Saturday, not eating¬†and was up numerous times throughout the night, (he was feeling a bit better on Sunday so)Dan packed him up and brought him to my race to cheer me on and they were just what I needed to keep me going.¬† I saw them for the first time when I was finishing my bike ride, and then again as I was beginning my run and at the finish line.¬† My brothers Jeff and Tim were also there to see my finish and that was pretty special to me!¬† I Loved it and seriously had so much fun doing it, even if I didn’t win ūüėČ

Besides…who needs a trophy when you have this waiting for you at the finish line

Best. Prize. Ever. ‚̧

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