It is 25 scenic miles...but they're full of hills! Enough said!
Well...I was ready to run for a mile anyway. I had trained on the running course, and I was glad that I knew where I was and had already established important landmarks. The run was tough for me though. Next year I am going to need to carry some water with me as I got a bit dehydrated and hit a wall. Fortunately, I didn't have to give up and walk the whole thing. I tried to settle into my music and pace myself with other racers to keep going. I pushed really, really hard...
...and finally rounded the corner to the last half mile. I was able to finish running, and smiling!
The Finish Line is in sight!
1 mile swimming
25 up hill miles on my bike
6 miles running
Three years ago, I had serious doubts that I could finish a sprint triathlon and now here I am with my first Olympic Finish!
I feel a bit like I am receiving an award and need to thank people...
* Thanks Kyle aka My Biggest Fan...I was a bit obsessed with this race. Thanks for your unwavering support and unending supply of pep talks.
* Thanks Melissa aka My Amazing Training Friend...You really made me believe I could finish this race. I would never have ridden or swam as much as I did without you.
* Thanks Amanda aka My Triathlon Coach...Your training calender gave me the strength and confidence I needed for this race. And, you're just pure inspiration!
* Thanks Tessa aka My Amazing Supportive Friend...I would never have started this crazy path to triathlons without you. I love that you're at every race and I love that you're such a cheerleader for everyone!