Austin Fitness Rentals. I wasn't at all stressed about this race, just excited for a morning of fun & friends! The Rookie is a 300 meter swim, an 11.2 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. I was a little worried the water would be cold especially since I wasn't wearing a wetsuit, but I figured for 300 meters, I could just suck it up and be cold. Pre-race was mostly chatting with friends and giving hugs to those I hadn't seen in a while.
|Tri Zones pre- race. photo credit: Melissa Dubbick|
|finished with the super short swim! Photo credit: Melissa Dubbick|
After I finished I was hanging out with Linda and Laura and they asked me if Eva had finished yet. I said "Ha! she finished a long time ago, she passed me on the bike" They replied, "I don't think she passed you" and then "oh look, there she is finishing now" and yep, Eva was finishing the bike right then. So who in the world passed me on the bike??? I maintain that IT WAS EVA!! Of course Linda and Laura started asking "well, was it Judy? Katie? Kendra? etc" "No, IT WAS EVA!" I have no idea what happened out there, either some mystery person who looks just like Eva passed me or I hallucinated the whole thing.
|Eva who did not actually pass me on the bike :)|
The run felt pretty good, I tried to keep up a good pace since I only had to run 2 miles. I passed Linda, but that wasn't as much fun as it would be if she wasn't injured. Run time was 20:43 for my fastest run pace ever at Decker.
|Finish line! Photo credit: Melissa Dubbick|
|Tri Zones post race Photo credit: Melissa Dubbick|
|Laura, Justin, me, Eva, & Linda at the beer/bloody mary tent|