>> Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Yesterday, I posted about my first duathlon victory. I thought I'd be a little more excited after I finished. I was PROUD, but I wasn't ecstatic. I don't know how to describe it. It was better than eating good pizza, but not as good as sex. It was more than alright. :)
Just under 2 minutes after I finished, 2nd place (the guy in red and black who I was battling) came to the finish:
Heading down into the park with other long and short course athletes.
Ready to dismount.
Cody coming in for a 2nd place finish in the long course as Pharmie was in T2! Congrats, Cody!
Floating out of T2.
Pharmie running away (up the hill at the 0.5 mark) to the left, Colleen (in pink) up ahead,
and the long course winner Jenn heading back to the finish and her 2nd win in 2 weekends.
Working up that hill, which was a little brutal right out of T2.
Pharmie heading back down the other side of the hill. (The parked car in the distance on
the right side of the road was my turn-around for the short course, but she had to go farther.)
YAY PHARMIE!! She was the 6th overall female and 3rd in her Age Group!
Goldilocks post-race. The wet roads weren't horrible, but they DID get a little messy.
Post-race Cinco De Mayo TACOS! (I would have opened the foil
more to take a photo, but I was too hurried because I was HUNGRY!)
My winning trophy and age group margarita glass.
... AND a $25 Visa Card! Sweet!
And more big thanks to my upcoming Gear West Duathlon Relay teammate Pete for lending me his Zipp race wheel! Last year, I did this race with my wife's Zipp front wheel, but being we were racing together this year, I needed another option. My teammate had my back and helped me out! Thanks Pete!
And a final big thanks to my family for watching Henry during the race. Aunt Steph and Uncle Jon had Henry play with Evie, and even Aunt Annie showed up to play too. Thanks you 3!
Kissin' cousins (with their Aunt Annie).