Saturday, July 12, 2008

Diamond in the Rough, aka Getting Smacked around by Hills in the Rough

Just got back from the Oly. Almost talked myself out of racing all together three separate times. THREE. Good lord I'm full of excuses.

Managed to ignore myself long enough to get out there and had a surprisingly good day. No land speed records, but a solid showing.

But that's not the news. I finished without (too much) knee pain. It took some strategerum, but my plan worked. Cause I'm just that smart.

Oh, and I managed to get my arse up a 7.5% grade for a mile without loosing it. It was touch and go there for a bit, but a lady has her decorum, you know.

Approximate times from my handy dandy wristwatch...

Swim (1 mile): 35 minutes
T1: not a clue
Bike (27 miles): 2:07 ish
T2: again, not a clue, but speedy this time
Run (5 miles): 1:04 ish

Total time: 3:47

Race report to follow. Promise. No really, I actually will write one this time. (Shut up, I will.)

Peace out, girlscout.


LBTEPA said...

OMG a 7.5% grade? Well done :) Good news on the absence of knee pain too

Lesser is More said...

That big hill is a doozie. Congrats on a great, pain free race! Looking forward to the race report.

Wes said...

Yay! nicely done... :-)

Megan said...

Glad you didn't talk yourself out it and that you made it through pain free - nice race!

Calyx Meredith said...

Well done! Pain free is nice. Can't wait to hear more.

Viv said...

Great job out there. Especially on that hilly bike. Your swimming is breathtakinging awesome!!