On Saturday I raced in Tri Events Championship Triathlon and it was a blast! Bright and early the Bear and I arrived at transition where I met my California Triathlon teammates. I have to say this triathlon most definitely did not go as planned. There were signs that it would be an interesting race from the very beginning.
The swim started on the north shore of Bonelli Park. I started out very enthusiastically and thought the swim went really well considering I haven’t done much open water swimming. However, after looking at my watch I actually swam almost twice the distance I was supposed to. As it turns out, it’s a good idea to stay as close as possible to the buoys! The swim took 23 minutes for .96 miles.
A nice gentleman helped me fix the bike rack, and then I was off on my run. The run was slower than I would have liked.
My brick training was at a faster pace than I ran on Saturday. I stopped to walk up two different hills, but I couldn’t pick up the pace. It was all I had in me on Saturday. I finished 5 miles in 50 minutes.