Sunday, August 26, 2007

Quick stats and photos to tide you over...

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(my wave start)

..tired.. no time to post. Suffice it to say that DAMN THAT WAS HARD! I would compare the 10k to the final 6 miles of the marathon! I finished within my goal range w/ a time of 2:56:20. You can check out my complete stats HERE. My swim was slow - REAL slow - as I expected, the bike was within my goal and though the run kicked my ass it was a decent split too.. under 1 hour. :) My transition times were despicable, but not SO bad for my 2nd ever race and the WORLD's LARGEST tri - and therefore transition area. I was prepared for the run to be hard, but - for some reason - I wasn't prepared for it to be marathon hard.

My sweet ride care of Tom: The Schwinn Prologue. Their (Schwinn's) first tri bike! :) I rode one of FOUR out right now. They will be out in 2008. (I was going to add a link to the Schwinn site, but this bike is so new that it's not on the site yet!)

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Marked and ready to go:

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Wetsuit, check. Ready to go get in line.

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Game face... Let's DO THIS!
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Race finish (the time shown started at 6am when the first wave started... my wave started at 9:05am.)

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A picture speaks a thousand words!!!! That was HARD!!!
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My 'pit crew'

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Post race with my coach Chris and fellow MadCity TNTr Joe.
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I'll post a longer more interesting description of the race for those that are interested. :) ha ha For now enjoy the photos.

6 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS Laura!!!! Wow! That is just amazing! I know you are so proud of yourself and should be! I can't even imagine tackling one leg of that nonetheless all 3!! I know you will sleep well tonight : )

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  2. Yeah! Congratulations Laura! You must have been the envy of everyone with your new ride! hee hee

    I checked the internet this morning to find out whether you had to swim in sewage or not. Looks like they got it cleaned up for you!

    I can't wait to read more about the race!

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  3. Congrats!! That is awesome and inspirational. You've motivated both both Kelly and I.

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  4. Mike - are you going to join me next year? There are a lot of sprint tris in Wisconsin.. I hope to hit those next year. :)

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  5. Congrats! We were thinking of you yesterday. Now enjoy the glory and rest up!!

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  6. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Laura,

    Congrats on the TRI. I did the Sprint at Accenture this year and it was my first - I loved it and am now hooked. What did you think of the Schwinn Prologue? My mom's b-friend owns a bike shop and he told me about it 'cos he knows I want a TRI bike. I'm just afraid it might be too "entry level" (I've ridden a road bike for a few years). Thoughts? Feel free to email me at chadsommer@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,
    Chad

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