What a weekend! Last Sunday I decided I needed to "take it up a notch" so I registered for the Bonney Lake sprint triathlon. That afternoon, I rented a wetsuit and made my way to Green Lake to test it for my first wetsuit swim. Yuck! The lake, not the suit.
I took the wetsuit for a second test drive to make sure I could get it on / off and did a test in the bath. Lame, I know, but when time is tight and the lake is nasty I take what I can ...
The run was OK, but I ran an extra half mile because the course wasn't marked on one hill.
All in, though, I did OK - I came in 3rd in my age group with the following splits:
* Swim (.32 mi) - I was in 107th place and swam 0:10:43:7
* Bike (12.2mi) - I moved up to 96th place and biked 16.5MPH for a total time of 0:44:49:8
* Run (3.1mi) - I moved up to 45th place with a 7:41/M pace and a time of 0:23:50:3
My total time was 1:20:12:5 landing me in the 66.4%ile and 65th place, but 3rd in my age group (I prefer the last stat :) ).
I have to say, this race led to one problem ... I want more!
After the tri we enjoyed a great long weekend - proper roundup to come.