Okay so here it is, after two months of training, 7.65 miles of swimming, 160.8 miles of biking and 118.4 miles of running with a total of 34 hours, I competed in the 14th annual Tri in the Pines. It starts with a 625yards swim, followed by a 12.3 Bike and ends with a 3.5 mile run. I had no sleep the night before, woke up completly sick but raced at 7:40 this morning. after hyperventilating underwater (don't ask me how that's possible) in the pool on my warm up lap, throwing up a little in my mouth during the swim underwater and overall just feeling like i could fall over i finished the race! yay accompliment number one! My times were not what i wanted and i'm a little dissappointed, but it was about 10 times harder then i ever thought it would be! Anyways here are the results, I took 1st in my age division and placed 20th out of 43 women overall with a time of... 1hour 40min. Like i said i wanted to be in the 1:25-1:30 but it's okay, when i got out there and started doing it, my goals changed from being in the top ten to just finishing! Oh well overall i didn't do too bad for my first tri and there's always next year right? maybe? What an experience! thanks to all those who came out and supported me, i really appreciate it and it meant alot to have familiar faces in the crowd!
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