Since we had decided to drive, I decided to see if there were any races that weekend and there happened to be a Sprint Triathlon only half an hour from our hotel. And I could easily fit my bike in the car…I couldn’t help myself, I signed up, heeehee. Sunday morning I left Ryan happily passed out in the warm bed at the hotel and got myself and my gear over to the park by 6:45am (kind of late for a tri actually).
By the time I got out of the water I was feeling better. All my gear was drenched from the rain (and it was still raining) but I hopped on my bike and headed out. I had to be a little more cautious because of the rain and wet roads but I think I still managed around 16mph (a little slow for me but not horrible). The last few tri’s I rocked the bike but then ended up walking or going REALLY slowly on the run. But this tri was different – I felt good on the run for once. Even with a rough start and a hilly run course I still finished the 5k run in 25:30 which is pretty good! It may not have been an ideal race at the beginning but I still had fun and finished the race with a big smile on my face.