My 13th Triathlon
This past weekend I competed in my 13th Triathlon. It was the Baylor Tom Landry Triathlon, which was hosted by Tri-Now Endurance. It was my first time to do this race and course. It had been awhile since I had done a new race course, so I was excited for this race!
When I arrived at the race site I realized I had a flat. This is the 3rd time this has happened. Thankfully there was someone there to help me replace my tube, otherwise I would not have been able to race. Due to the time it took to get fixed I was rushing to get all my gear in place but I ended up having plenty of time as the race was delayed due to weather.
I have never seen a race so organized and for this race they actually wanted you to enter the swim based on your swim time. I was towards the front of the line so I got to start pretty soon after the official race start which makes a huge difference. The swim started off well, but half way through it got crowded and at the same time, I got tired. It seems like most races I have done I hit a panic moment while swimming, but I just tried to keep moving.
This is also the second race I have competed in where you have to go down and back in the same lane which I just don’t love as it gets too crowded and it’s harder to keep track. The good news is, I made it to the end! Once I got out of the pool I started dry heaving. I guess that is what happens when you are out of shape. Regardless I still ended up in the top 12% of the swimmers, which is actually a little worse than my usual but I was hurting so I’m not surprised!
The bike went well, for the most part! The course was two loops totaling 12.5 miles. Biking is by far my least-favorite and part of that might be due to the fact that I’m slow and I need a new bike! Anyway, I was glad when the bike portion was over!
The run seemed to go by fast although I had a stitch in my side the majority of the time, so I literally held my side the whole way! Let’s just say I was so glad to see the finish line at the end.
Overall I ended up finishing 4th place which I was definitely surprised about and thankful for! It was so nice to have Colby there to cheer me on and take pictures.
At this time I don’t have any other races planned, however I am hoping to do the aqualthon that Trinow hosts which is a 1 mile swim, followed by a 6 mile run. We will see!
If you want to see other races I have done you can see them below (only sharing half-marathons, triathlons, and Head for the Cure races)
Chosen Half Marathon
My 1st Triathlon
My 2nd and 3rd Triathlon
Rock and Roll Dallas Half Marathon
March of Dimes
Head for the Cure 5K’s
Mckinney Half Marathon
My 4th Triathlon
St. Jude Rock N Roll Half Marathon
Austin Head for the Cure
My 5th Triathlon
My 6th Triathlon
My 6th Half Marathon
My 7th Triathlon
My 8th Triathlon
My 9th Triathlon
My 10th Triathlon
My 11th Triathlon
My 12th Triathlon
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