>> Tuesday, September 06, 2011
That's right. Pharmie did her first tri since giving birth to Henry on Sunday! Henry was exactly 12 weeks old. And Pharmie's done a ton of triathlons (roughly 4 Olys, 8 Half Ironmans, and 2 Ironmans), but she'd NEVER done a sprint! We drove to WI so she could race the St. Croix Valley Sprint! So Sunday was a big day for her!
I'll let her tell you all about it from her perspective on her blog (once she posts her race report), so I'll just be sharing some photos and my perspective.
We got to the race and realized we HAD bought milk, but we FORGOT THE BOTTLE for Henry!! So she threw Henry under a blanket and fed him pre-race before setting up her stuff in transition:
Pharmie and Henry pre-race
Henry looking at Pharmie as she said good-bye
Soon, I spotted Pharmie running up the beach!
Running up the stairs to T1
Grabbing her bike and running out of T1
Pharmie had hoped to do the short 10 mile bike in 45:00. Yes, that's not fast, but there were 2 issues here. First, she didn't want to put any pressure on herself in her first race back (and rightfully so). Secondly, there's a NASTY climb on the way out on the bike, and the times were going to be slow.
When I saw her coming back in 38:00, I knew it was going to be a great day!! (That means she finished with a 15.7 mph average, but the fastest female only turned in a 19.7 mph average, and the fastest split overall was only 21.5 mph. So it's a SLOW and NASTY bike ride!) Here she is ready to dismount:
Pharmie in the distance, just a few feet in front of racing-buddy Katie (in white)
This photo makes both of us laugh! You can see
the confused look on her face regarding her fast run!!
Rounding a corner about 1 block from the finish!
A photo with the still-sleeping Henry as we loaded the car