Saturday, July 12, 2008

Team Mike: The Triathalon

We did it! That's Cary, me and Holly feeling very proud and happy right after Holly finished running her leg of our relay. Although my alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. and we had to meet up with the group while it was still darkish outside, it was worth it. The morning was slightly chilly and crisp, perfect weather for a triathalon. Some wore wet suits in the water for the swim, but most commented that the water was comfortable. I was chilly when I started my bike, but once I got going, motivated to burst out of the gate at 19 mph to keep up with the pros on fancy bikes and aerodynamic helmets (and I thought I'd only do 12 mph the whole way!!), I warmed up in a hurry. I expected to finish the 25 miles in 2 hours 20 minutes and was quite surprised to find myself done at 1 hour 45 minutes. Go Team Mike! Check here for the Star Tribune's photo essay.

1 comment:

noradawn said...

Congrats! I kept thinking about you that day, wondering how it was going. BTW, that's my favorite way to wear my hair these days.