Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Race Report

I hope everyone had a fun-filled July 4th, with

fireworks and tons of watermelon!

I started out my day yesterday by waking up at 3:30 in the morning. What a fun way to start your July 4th holiday huh!? My brother, Dad, and I all drove over to Mariana to do the Freedom Springs Triathlon. For those of you who haven’t done that race before the swim is FREEZING (it’s a spring) and there are tons of weeds! It is the middle of the summer, and I had to wear a wetsuit top, and there were people who were wearing full wetsuits it was so cold. So at the beginning of the tri we had a pre race meeting, and they told us that the men were going to start frst, and the women would be following 3 minutes after. I was really mad that we were doing a “wave” start (and we never had at this race before), because I really don’t like passing people, especially through the weeds, but oh well. So I think I was the 4th woman out of the water, and I got to see my dad in the transition area. Oh the bike felt awesome, even though I got passed by all the men that I passed in the swim J Usually by the time I get to the run I get mad at myself for going too hard at the beginning, but this time I felt awesome, and I met this really nice lady who was fast, but I really needed that! My time at the end of a 400 yard siwm 10 mile bike, and a 3 mile run was a 1:18, and I beat my mom’s time from last year, and I droped 12 minuets from my race last year! I have met the nicest people at all these triathlons!

My dad also did the triathlon, and he dropped 10 minuets off his time from last year, wich is HUGE!! My brother did the little kids triathlon, and it was a 100 yard swim 3 mile bike 1 mile run! I think it is a little short, but perfect for kids 10 and under. I think his time was 21 minutes!!

Then we came home, went to Seaside for bar-b-q, came back and watched amazing fireworks at the beach.

What a fun day! I forgot to take pictures though (I know how boring blogs are with out pictures so here are some funny July 4th pics)!!

Thanks for reading, and let me know if any of you guys are doing the NYC triathlon July 26th! I would love to meet you!

Ok there aren’t any funny 4th of July pictures so I have to post plain old boring fireworks, because a blog can’t go without pictures!

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  1. Trust me, all the guys that are passing you on the bike are going.... "WHAT??? Where did she come from?"... The neat thing is, in a few years they won't even get to do that as your biking and running improves, and they cant catch you. Keep up the good work.

  2. Chloe, you are awesome! That's great improvement - just think where you'll be next year. Good luck in NY.