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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007
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    Smile 1st sprint results...

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    Well sorry for the late report, my first sprint was a few weeks ago and I did suprisingly well. There were alot of first timers out there and it was a beautiful day. I placed 3rd in my age group with a time of 1:41. The lake swim was alittle overwhelming, even though I did it several times before the big day. The water was a mere 75 degrees, but the sun was shinning and the water was calm. Had to side stroke it most of the way due to the lack of oxygen (anxiety maybe??? not sure) but I wasn't last and I didn't drown
    (prayed alot) About 20 minutes
    Anyway the transition to the bike went smoothly and off I rode, the crowd had really dispersed by then, but my legs were shakey. Made the ride in about 46 minutes. Actually ran the whole way (except right at the beginning, it was straight up hill) in about 33 minutes.
    It was such a great accomplishment and I was so happy to finish.
    Thanks everyone for your great tips, couldn't have done it with out you!!
    Now I need a new goal to keep going...

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us" Hebrews 12:1b

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
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    Congrats on your first sprint! Sounds like you had a fantastic time and you even placed in your AG- woo hoo!!!!

    So very happy that your first race was so positive and fun!!
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

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    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
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    That is an incredible time, especially for a first tri

    That first 1/2 mile or so off the bike is difficult, isn't it.

    So what is your next goal? I am going through the same thing, I want to have something to look forward to.

    Congrats!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    northern california
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    Congrats! Good job on placing in your AG!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Colorado
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    Congrats!! Aren't they fun.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    497
    Congrats! They really are a lot of fun, and we hope to hear a lot more about your future races. Did you get any pictures? You are a triathlete now! Woo!

 

 

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