My 7th Triathlon
I am way late on sharing this, but a few weeks ago I competed in my 7th triathlon. This was a new course for me but because the race was hosted by Playtri, the same company who has organized all the other races I have competed in, I was comfortable with how it was all setup. It was a little bit of a rough start because by the time I got to the course I realized I left my race bib at home, which included my race belt and breakfast. What a rookie mistake! Thankfully they let me still race. It was a super cold morning and even though it has been so warm, it was around 49 degrees that morning. This might seem ideal for a running race, but when you are soaking wet and have to get on the bike with wind, it’s cold. The good news for me is because Colby didn’t compete in this race, I have more pictures than usual.
The swim was in a pool but it was a little different in that you had to go there and back in the same lane, and as you can see in the picture below, it got really crammed with everyone in there at once and made it nearly impossible to pass anyone. Thankfully it was over as quick as it started and I still managed to rank in the top 20% of the swimmers.
The bike was 12 miles, but felt like 30. Seriously, I didn’t know if it was ever going to end and that might have to do with the fact that I started dry heaving from the start or maybe it was that I had never biked 12 miles before! Thankfully by the end I was doing okay, but I sure regretted not bringing water with me for the ride.
The run went fine and was through a park, which was much prettier than past races. Overall it was a good course and it was nice that it was off the beaten path a little more than the other races I have competed in. I was a little disappointed in the swag bags (it was just shirt) and the medals. No, that is not why I raced, but of course it does make a difference!
My time was 01:24:22 which was way slower than it should have been, but given how slow I had to ride the bike and how little I had done since the prior race I was okay with that. I still managed to get 2nd place in my age group!
I was provided complimentary race entry as compensation for this blog post. As always, all opinions are my own and I have given honest feedback on the race and course.
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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
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