Sunday, August 14, 2011

Short race report, mostly photos

I did the swim leg of the Sylvania Triathlon today. Here's me looking tough before the race.



The swim is 1500 meters, almost a mile. It's the perimeter of this pond:






The relay races started with the collegiate athletes and Clydesdales (200+ pound men). I was actually quite relaxed even when people tried to swim over me. I did accidentally kick and push some people myself and I hope they were understanding. It is a jungle out there. The turns, especially, get crowded. I got out of the water at around 31 minutes and with a longish run through sand, my official time was 33:02.





There were two all-women relay teams. The other team had a faster swimmer but our cyclist and runner pulled us to victory. This may be my first-ever first place award in an athletic event.

I loved competing as part of a team. Great day!

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2 comments:

  1. Just cannot comprehend that kind of distance... wow. Congratulations Jen!

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  2. Congrats!! That is a great accomplishment!!

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