Friday, August 24, 2012

USAT Sprint National Championships 2012

Burlington, VT
August 19th, 2012
Sprint Distance
750-meter swim, 20k (12.4 mile) bike, 5k Run 
Finish Time: 1:20:12 
AG 25-29: 19th 

I never wanted to be one of those people who looks back and says, "I wonder if . . ."  If  I have a goal, I'll go out and set forth to achieve it.  When something is your passion, it becomes everything.  You put everything into it without hesitation. No, questions. No, doubts. Nothing to stop you.

The best of the best traveling from all over the country, coming to Burlington to compete for 18 coveted slots per age group for the world championships in London. Burlington is a beautiful city and perfect location for the race. The course was just enough bit of challenging for the age group national championships.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ft. Richie Sprint Triathlon

Cascade, MD
August 5th, 2012
Sprint Distance
750 meter swim, 15 mile bike, 5k run
Finish Time: 1:35:57
 Overall Place- 6th
AG Place 25-29- 2nd

“If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.”

Coach Tony says this is a B race... well after seeing the bike course, I knew this was going to be a B Race. To start, the race takes place on a deserted army base. So parts were a little creepy, the bike course was constant hills and 1100 feet of climbing, the run was hills and flats, the swim was in a man-made lake and sadly, non-wetsuit legal. So I knew in this race, a PR was not going to happen. But I went into it trying to improve my swim and transition times, which I did. I also went into this as a warm up for Nationals because if I can climb 1100 feet in 15 miles, and run up steep hills for 2 miles, Vermont should be a breeze.