Wow. What an amazing season this has been. Looking forward to the taper this week heading into Ironman Wisconsin.
I was fortunate to have my husband and boys volunteering on Gatorade Hill this year. I was happy that I took a little longer in transition in the morning, so I was able to cover my shoes before the downpour.
Seeing as my husband and I are quite competitive with one another...he previously beat me on the swim for Celebration by using a speedsuit. So I borrowed the suit to prove that my time would be faster.
Swim- 17:46. Not bad, fastest time on the course yet.
Transition- 2:55. Horrible place on the rack and in the corner. Speedsuit off, out on the course.
Bike- 1:01.07 17.2 mph. I was quite happy with this time. Fastest pace over the last 3 years on the course...Hills didn't feel bad was above my FTP on the watts but felt great. The bike fit that I had earlier in the week at Princeton helped tremendously. I am not a strong biker, but learning to embrace the suck..I mean hills.
Transition- 1:53- Nearly slid down the hill..went a little slower. Shoes on and ready to run. I felt great the 1st mile and then started to unravel a bit. First mile 8:15 pace...saw the boys on top of the hill and couldn't do anything but smile and give high 5s. Had a rough time but still managed a 9:17 pace.
Run 31:31 pace 9:17
I went out and starting cheering the irongirls on after I finished and headed back to the tent. What an awesome tent...thanks to Melissa and crew. I ended up walking up towards gatorade hill and had to carry my little guy back to the Mid Maryland tent where they ate cake and took a break..."hanging out water was hard work mom!"
I punished myself later that night with a 2 hour long run that I missed during the week....my sag vehicle had to come and get me after mile 11....Looking forward to racing with MMTC and EN at Ironman Wisconsin.
Congrats to all of the irongirls!!