Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Triathlon

It was so exciting this morning. I'm so pumped right now. I did my first triathlon. I had the alarm set for 5:30 a.m. but woke up wide awake at 4:30 ready to go. I waited an hour to wake up the guys. They had later nights than I did as they went to the football game last night which I skipped so I went to bed at a decent time. Got to the lake about 6:45, race was to start at 8:00 a.m. with transition area closing at 7:30. We had plenty of time. The water was chilly, 76 degrees, wetsuit legal but I didn't have one and didn't wear one. Cold at first but after the swim started you warmed up real fast. I did it!! a sprint triathlon with 650 meter swim, 14.5 mile bike ride and 3 mile run. And not only did I do it, I got FIRST place in my age division, 45-49, did the race in about 1:46:04 (splits 17 min swim, 2:25 Transition 1, 58:50 bike, .20 T2, 27:31 run). Timothy won 1st place in the 16-19 age group with a time of 1:21. Wahoo!! Even though the run was very hard after the swim and bike, (I thought I was going to lose my stomach!) this whole thing was way cool to do and I think I'm hooked. (The overall winner did it in 1:01 but he's ranked 7th in the nation so he was super fast!)

Oh and today is Jeremy's 20th birthday! And we are going to Gary's high school reunion tonight! I need to go rest beforehand.

8 comments:

SilentRN said...

I think you should do more in a day, GEEZ what is up with this?? A Triathlon, a son's birthday and a reunion? Geez! Congrats!! Great accomplishment!

Tanya said...

Wow! What a great day. You should be very proud of your accomplishment, it definitely sounds like you're hooked! Congratulations, Happy Birthday to Jeremy, and hope you had a great time at the reunion. You deserve a party!

robison52 said...

Congrats on racing your very first triathlon AND winning first in your age division...you are a marvel to behold! Timothy was no slouch either. How do you find the time to train in THREE disciplines, I can barely find the time to run, not alone bike and swim too (I'm a slow and pokey swimmer, but can bike well). You inspire me, I should have a triathlon as a future long range goal.

TammyB said...

Congrats Sherri! You amaze me with all your energy.

WendyBird said...

Wow! Awesome job!! Keep up the great work and keep the race reports coming.

Stamps meet INK! said...

SHERRI!!! :O I'm flaberghast!!! that is AWESOME!! congrats ~ YOU RAWK! :D

Sarah said...

Hi. Congrats on your win! That is awesome! I enjoyed reading your post.

:::b r a n d i::: said...

Way to go superwoman!! Awesome.