I Think It Was Meatloaf Who Said...

>> Sunday, May 17, 2009

“...2 outta 3 ain’t bad.”

In my post this morning, I said that Matt and I (Team Happy Pants) wanted to do 3 things at the Gear West Duathlon today:

1. Take nearly 3 minutes off our time from last year.
2. Beat the team course record.
3. Win the team competition.

So......

1. We bettered our time from last year by 3:14!!
2. We beat the old team course record time by 0:51!
3. BUT there was another team that soundly beat us. D’oh.




Matt getting ready to dismount


Me heading to the finish

My full race report will be up tomorrow! Pharmie came along and snapped a bunch of fun photos! And we got to talk to a few old racing buddies, and we also met some old blogger buddies who we’d never met face-to-face before!! Sure, we didn’t win, but we still had a GREAT day!

Back with more photos tomorrow! Have a good rest of your weekend! (Back to grading final projects for me...)

21 comments:

Trishie 3:37 PM, May 17, 2009  

I'm first! wheee! gratz steve !

Kelly 3:44 PM, May 17, 2009  

Great job! And 2 out of 3 is excellent.

GoBigGreen 4:18 PM, May 17, 2009  

Glad that i figured out who was marrying who and who was related to who...geesh. Must have been that last hill that made me brain dead!

Nat 4:23 PM, May 17, 2009  

Two out of three ain't bad...

Putting on my mom hat:
"Winning isn't everything." Glad to see Matt got a new helmet.

Maria 4:59 PM, May 17, 2009  

congrats on the 2, maybe next year you'll go three for three. glad to see Matt is doing well and recovered!

teacherwoman 5:23 PM, May 17, 2009  

I see you guys had on layers prior to the race... and Matt had on a warm clothes for the bike.. was it pretty chilly there?!

Frayed Laces 8:37 PM, May 17, 2009  

2/3 is only a 67%.

What a bunch of losers.

:)

Figured you needed a little ego deflation.

Steve Stenzel 8:39 PM, May 17, 2009  

Technically, it's 66.6%. Oh wait... more ego deflation...

Dang.

;)

Thanks Frayed Laces! Ha!

duchossois 5:59 AM, May 18, 2009  

Congrats! You achieved the two goals which you could control; You cannot do anything about the times of others in the competition..well...at least not legally you can't. ;-)

Calyx Meredith 7:03 AM, May 18, 2009  

That was a pretty sweet list of goals so two out of three is super. (And you can take those other guys down next year.) Yay Team Happy Pants!

CoachLiz 7:44 AM, May 18, 2009  

Hey, it is all about who shows up to the race that day. You should feel good that you beat your time from last year after Matt's crash.

I am in awe that you are all still in warm jackets and stuff. It is so hot here in Texas. We had a cold front run through yesterday and drop the temps into the 60's. It is back up in the 80's today.

CoachLiz 7:44 AM, May 18, 2009  

Hey, it is all about who shows up to the race that day. You should feel good that you beat your time from last year after Matt's crash.

I am in awe that you are all still in warm jackets and stuff. It is so hot here in Texas. We had a cold front run through yesterday and drop the temps into the 60's. It is back up in the 80's today.

Jess 7:57 AM, May 18, 2009  

Congrats on achieving the 2 out of 3! Those are awesome accomplishments!

Chad in the AZ Desert 8:24 AM, May 18, 2009  

That's the thing about racing - you can't do anything about your competition. All you can do is race to your potential. Great job beating your previous time and the old course record. That's pretty awesome!

Carolina John 10:27 AM, May 18, 2009  

glad matt was feeling good enough to beat your time from last year. Good job!

Kim 10:36 AM, May 18, 2009  

wooohoo you guys are super speedy boys!

Ms. R 11:47 AM, May 18, 2009  

It was great to finally meet you yesterday!

X-Country2 12:08 PM, May 18, 2009  

Sounds like a pretty solid day. Can't wait to read teh full report.

Michelle 2:03 PM, May 18, 2009  

2 out of 3 is awesome and your lookin good in those yellow shorts!!!

amybee 2:16 PM, May 18, 2009  

Looking forward to the full RR....

sRod 6:54 PM, May 23, 2009  

Well done my man! Annoying that you accomplished the first two and that didn't automatically result in the third, but still lots ot be proud of.

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comments! Have a great day!

Twitter

Follow steveinaspeedo on Twitter

Facebook Fan Page

All content and original images copyright 2006 - 2016 by Steve Stenzel, AKA "Steve in a Speedo." All Rights Reserved.
Want to use something seen here? Just ask - I don't bite.