So the results for the Wild Cat Sprint Tri were finally posted officially, so here are my results!
Sorry that is a very blurry screen shot. But to summarize, I came in 5th in my age group overall, my time for the swim was 12:17 (pretty psyched for this given that my swimming is less than stellar!), and my first transition time was 3:11. I’LL TAKE THAT =) For the bike, my time was 46:58, pretty slow, but oh well. That’s what happens when you ride a mountain bike. I was really excited for my run time though- 25:19 for the 3 mile run, and that was the 2nd fastest time in my age group! Not a bad time at all for having just biked 11 miles! And my overall time was 1 hour, 29 minutes. I don’t really know what a good time for a sprint triathlon is, but given that this was my first one ever, I’m pretty darn satisfied.
Thankfully, I haven’t been too sore. I did pilates yesterday and some light stretching, and that seems to have done the trick! I was able to get out nice and early this morning for a 6 mile run before it got too warm. It felt nice to do a good mid-distance run again. With tri-training, I had been focusing on my weaker areas of swimming and biking, so it felt great to get out and do something that comes a bit more naturally.
And, I started using Runkeeper today to log my workouts! It’s pretty cool- I was able to map my run using Google Maps and get an accurate assessment of the mileage.
I typically use the NikePlus feature on my iPod Nano to keep track of the miles while running as I don’t have a GPS watch right now, but I’m always a little suspicious of its accuracy. So, I was happy to see that my route, does in fact, appear to be 6 miles! (I would feel like a slacker if I was only running 5.8 or 5.9 )
This afternoon, the weather was so gorgeous, me and my mom took Brady and Keeper to a local field and pond to run around and swim. Brady (the chocolate lab) is ALWAYS excited for exercise (sometimes I wish I could be as motivated as he is!). He literally could not stop bouncing.
There, finally got a good picture of him!
Keeper, on the other hand, is a little older, and she’s more about getting a good sunbathing session in.
So, the dogs, my mom and I are now back in the swing of running! As we should be, because… WE ARE RUNNING THE MONADNOCK HALF-MARATHON ON AUGUST 10TH! WE’LL BE CROSSING OFF THE GOOD OL’ STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (but more about this later! )