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That’s me on the right with the Xterra X on my chest
It’s been a while since I posted…how I’ve missed you Tumblr! It’s easy to forget to update if you get out of the habit.
I wanted to write a quick triathlon season recap. I must say, I definitely did really well in my rookie season! Three races (two sprints and one olympic distance), and 1st, 2nd, and 1st in my age group respectively! Granted, there aren’t that many triathletes in the 20-24 age group, but winning is still exciting and encouraging. Makes me feel like I’m becoming a semi-legit age group triathlete, not just a former swimmer who gets by on my first leg.
July 9, 2011 - Dam Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 12.3 miles bike, 3.2 miles run): 1:22:57 August 7, 2011 - Urban Epic Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 8.9 miles bike, 3.9 miles run): 1:13:32
September 10, 2011 - Lobsterman Olympic Triathlon (0.93 mile swim, 24.7 mile bike, 6.2 mile run): 2:47:05
I already signed up for a race for next year…the 2012 Amica Providence 70.3 Ironman! I’m not sure what came over me, but it was a mixture of several things…
1.) I was nervous for the Olympic distance but had a lot of fun with it…why not go higher?
2.) Might as well try out the 70.3 while I am still in that “easy” 20-24 age group!
3.) Ironman-branded races are badass
4.) There’s no place I’d rather do my first half-IM than my old stomping ground of Providence! (and the swim is in my boyfriend’s old home town)
5.) Two of my girlfriends have done this race, each twice. Must be pretty good to keep them coming back for more!
6.) Got an early registration discount
7.) This quote:
When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air,
you suddenly know what you are hoping for.
Already excited to start training!
Have the Tufts 10K in a few weeks (yay for free registration through work), and maybe some fun 5Ks here and there. Hoping to do my first half-marathon soon since more or less in shape (or could get in shape) pretty easily after having trained all season. We shall see! Fall and the start of the school year usually means focusing on art stuff, so hope to find a good balance. And of course…to have fun in the process :)