LA Tri Series Triathlon

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was awesome because I completed my second olympic triathlon on Sunday!

IMG_3985_sI am going to start by saying I went into this race with low expectations because I haven’t been training as much as I would like… especially with running. I kind of dislike despise hate tolerate running now. Something happened after the marathon, and I just can’t get back into the groove.

Anyways, this race went better than expected! I finished exactly on my goal time of 3:30:00! Cool beans.

IMG_4058_sThe swim was a little daunting at 1,500 meters because that was the longest I have ever swam open water. For the first half of the swim I couldn’t get into a rhythmic breathing pattern, and I wasn’t kicking my feet… at all. The second half of the swim went really well! There is something about seeing the swim finish banner on shore that kicks your butt into gear. My total swim time was 36:33.

IMG_4116-sBoth of the transitions went very smoothly with only a few minor glitches here and there. Yay for not knocking over expensive bikes!

IMG_4166_crop-sThe bike was a hilly 25 miles with three laps around the lake. I took the first lap nice and easy saving energy for the second two laps.  The Bear told me that I can get a triathlon bike once I can pass all of the mountain bikes during a race. Guess what?! I totally passed them all! While I am not getting a new triathlon bike next week, I am definitely in the market. My total bike time was 1:44:50.

IMG_4343-sThe run was hard… so hard. It was about 90 degrees out when I started the run, so I definitely got my sweat on during this race. I stopped to walk up a few short hills, but overall, maintained a decent pace throughout the run. My total run time was 1:06:05.

IMG_4348-sThe biggest lesson I learned during this race is that I need to train a LOT more before Silverman in October. Hills, hills, and more hills will be the name of the game over the next 5 months!


5 thoughts on “LA Tri Series Triathlon

  1. Congrats, Jillienne!! Awesome!!! I think it’s totally natural to “tolerate” running after a marathon – that was a TON of build-up and training, and you didn’t really take time off after that. Once tri season is over, how about a week or two with NO running at all? It’s really restorative – just as much mentally as physically! Congrats again – you keep on inspiring me!!!
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  2. Awesomeness! Way to go! I agree with Megan, not a bad idea to give it a small break.You are really inspiring to a lot of people, love that! Congratulations!

  3. You rock! I’m so excited for you and just love reading about every one of your new adventures. We’ll have to get you back in your running groove, lol. ;) Although I do hate running in the heat! You’re such an inspiration.

  4. Nice work, Jillienne! Can I just say that I love the fact that you are smiling in all of your pictures. Such a happy triathlete. As I learned this past weekend, I think it definitely helps to smile. If you are doing that well in the Olympic distance, you will be fine by the time you get to Silverman. I was looking at the Silverman course and it definitely looks tough – but you are strong and will maybe have a new tri bike? ;)
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