Jun 4, 2006

Issaquah Triathlon

I completed my first sprint Triathlon. The swim was ok, I got pushed and kicked around a bit. The bike was alright; Kyle caught up with me at the end. Which was great because we then ran all the way to the finished together :) It was great fun and I feel I did well for my first time. I want to do at least a couple more sprint distance triathons this summer and finish with faster times. Then next year I want to be able to do an Olympic Distance Triathlon which is 1.5 km (0.9 mi) swim / 40 km (24.9 mi) bike / 10 km (6.2 mi) run.

SWIM 1/4 mile, off Swim Beach in Lake Sammamish (expected temp = 68)
14.5 mile out-n-back course, mostly flat with one small hill at about the 4 and 9 mile marks
RUN 3.5 miles, "cross-country" style on trails

45th in my age group out of 69 / 201 overall woman out of 372
swim 13:38 / trans 1 3:10 / bike 51:26 / trans2 1:18 / run 32:07 / overall 1:41:36.4

Results are posted
Photos will be posted
The following pics are complements of Cynthia Kern who came out to cheer for us.
I'm just happy I'm done with the swim :)

Just starting the bike

Kyle starting the bike (his favorite part)
Kyle's results
54 in age group out of 81 / 243 overall men out of 416
11:30 / 3:17 / 44:27 / 1:10 / 32:16 / overall 1:32:37.8