>> Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Or "We're Number 2! We're Number 2!"
So, in my last post, I left off just after I had finished the race. And thanks to Jess and Katie, there were a LOT of great photos of us out there!! Thanks again!!
Like I had mentioned in my race report yesterday, I just passed Julie Hull before getting to the finish. Here she is coming out of the trees as the first place female, taking over 5 minutes off the female course record!!
Heading into the chute
Nipples and Mooseknuckles: the 2 signs of a hard-fought race
We all walked around, chatted with everyone we knew out there, and then threw on some more clothes to stay warm. (Note the nippley pic of me a few photos above...) I grabbed a hotdog and 2 halves of a banana, and scarfed it all down before I had a chance to take a photo:
A moment later, Pharmie was called up for 2nd in her age group!
We all chatted and dawdled, and we were the last ones out of transition:
• I was 12th overall this year, and 12th overall last year. But being the race had a 60% bigger field this year, I'm SUPER happy to place in the same spot!
• Even though that wind was SOOO nasty on the bike, ALL 3 OF US (Matt, Pharmie, and I) did better this year than last year! Matt took 1:50 off his finishing time, Pharmie took 0:41 off her finishing time, and I took 4:49 off my time! Those 2 both had worse bike splits this year (due to the wind), but their running has been so strong lately (they've been running together and pushing each other). And don't get exited about my 4:49 improvement. Last year, my brakes were rubbing for the first 6 miles of the bike. This year, my first run was just a few seconds slower, but my bike, both of my transitions, and my final run were all faster! (My final run was 0:35 faster!)
• I finished the duathlon in 1:13. About 10 days ago, I finished the Pine Line Half Marathon in 1:22. Those are comparable times. But I was 10x more sore after the half marathon! That's just one of the many reasons why I LOVE multi-sport!
• Normally, my brother-in-law Matt is a pretty good looking guy. I don't know what happened in the photos at this race, but Matt did NOT photograph well. So single ladies, know that he's MUCH more attractive than it seems here. ;)
So scroll down (or click here) to read my post from yesterday about my race. Back with some photos of snot all over my leg shortly. Really. Would I lie? No. Of course not.