This past Saturday my sister Natalie and I competed in the Layton triathlon. Justin was going to do it with me, but he didn't have time to feel comfortable with the swimming portion. And, he thought he would be training in California the week before with a new job, which didn't happen since he got the other new job.
Back to the tri. Here we are before the race. All ready to go at this point, before we got body marked.
47 mins and 10 seconds was my time. I need to check, but I swear my time was almost identical when I did it 2 years ago. 300 yard swim, 5.5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run.
Me and my fan club!
This was Nat's 3rd time! She's awesome.
And believe it or not, I made it onto the podium! I took 1st place in my age category overall! I think I was 8th overall for women. The 2 weeks before the race I was at the gym training 10 out of the 14 days and before that I had been going about 3x/week or so, but I don't feel like I had prepared as much as I could have or as much as I did for my first triathlon. That's why I love this distance!
2 years ago I won the same thing. Funny! Who knew I could do it twice?! I felt really good about the whole thing. The swim felt great, the bike felt great and the run wasn't great, but I made it :) I just don't love running and my brain takes over and says, "This is not fun! You can walk instead!" I was never passed by anyone on any leg of the race, so I feel really good about that.
The weather was great. It started to rain as we got in line for the swim, but it had stopped as we got out of the pool. Then it started to rain a bit after I had finished the race. It was nice being overcast and the temperature wasn't as hot as it has been lately, so that was a bonus.