This morning I woke up at 4am to head to my third triathlon in a light rain and temperatures in the low 70s. My husband, three boys, and mom and dad all rode to the triathlon watching the lightning in the distance, not exactly the most welcoming sight.
Thankfully the lightning stayed away and we (my mom and I) were able to compete. The Disco Sprint Tri was a 500 yard open water swim, 17.6 mile ride, and 3.1 mile run.
Swim time 8 minutes 29 seconds.
I then headed out for a 17 mile ride in the rain. Not what I was looking forward too. I was a little worried about riding on the slick roads. Also, as the rain started coming down, the rain started to sting as it hit me. During the ride, my timing chip around my ankle started to come loose, so I took it off so I wouldn’t lose it. So when I came back into transition after the ride, my chip wasn’t read, so I have no idea what my bike time was.
However, I think it was somewhere between 52 and 55 minutes. Although my ride was great, my transition was terrible. It didn’t help that everything was soaking wet, thus making it hard to get to everything. I also had to put my timing chip back around my ankle so that my time would read the rest of the race.
The run went well. I finished the 5K in 30:38, which is 37 seconds off my 5k PR. So I was pleasantly surprised with how well it went. Yeah! However, I don’t have any pictures from the finish because my husband didn’t make it back down to the finish line in time.
I finished 1st in the 39 and Under Athena division with a total time of 1:43. My time would have put me in sixth place within my age group (30-34) if I had competed with my just my age group.
Overall, even despite the rain, it was a great race. I really think the cooler temperatures helped me out. And yes, I was actually cold after the race. I don’t think I have ever uttered those words in July in Texas. EVER. Crazy weather.
I can’t wait for the next race!