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Race Result

Racer: Sharon Edelson-Mammel
Race: Columbia Triathlon
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Location: Columbia, MD
Race Type: Triathlon - International Distance
Age Group: Female 35 - 39
Time: 3:04:09
Overall Place: 974 / 1684
Age Group Place: 42 / 94
Comment: No swim panic, no leg cramps and Active Duty/Military Female Champion!

Race Report:

I think the thing I love most about triathlons is being part of MMTC. As Mark Yost said "the MMTC tent is like a family reunion." Which was more true this year, since Mark and I were both racing Columbia!
The days before the race, I tapered, hydrated and did Bikram yoga to relax. I needed to relax since I had a final and a major paper due the the days before the race.
Race morning-Mark & I got up early, tossed bags & Leila into the
van (without her shoes-opps.) Isaac & Sam tossed themselves and off we went. Prior to start of race-minor panic I could not find my race chip, got a replacement & then promptly find mine. Ate my breakfast, kept an eye on Leila as she went from the arms of one MMTC member to another, while waiting until my wave #12/13.
Swim-With help from Rob Reber, I came out of the swim much happier than last year-no panic, seemed to sight well, did not get knocked around. Yet somehow my swim was slower by about 40 seconds than last year-go figure
T1 4:17 Need more experience
Bike (from my garmin since my times dissappeared) 1:28:09
Bike-I also got a bike fit from Princetown Sports-and while I felt better, I need to ride more. I did improve by 2 minutes and had no toe numbness. Still not sure if I like my new seat, but time will tell.
T2 1:55
Run 53:15
Run-minor improvment on my run from last year, but even better no cramps!
My kids and I had a blast at the tent, I love the pictures. It was also nice to get the female military champion award and the kind words from Vigo. And a special thanks to Dawn for keeping an eye on Leila, the picture of the two of them is a new favorite on mine!