Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I wrote this post a long time ago but finally got the pictures to upload!

I have mixed thoughts on our triathlon this weekend.

I was hoping to finish in around an hour and a half and our time was one hour and thirty five minutes. So in that respect I feel really good about it.

I was also super proud of our run time. We did 3 miles in 27 minutes. Probably not impressive to some of you speed demons out there, but I'm a 10 minute mile girl. I would've been happy with that time even if I hadn't done the swim and bike first.

I feel good about our bike time because I was riding my beach cruiser. I would match my pedal speed to the girls passing me on road bikes and they would FLY out of sight. Basically I was working twice as hard as any of them. The bike portion is what caused me to come in dead last in my age division. But I figure someone has to be last, it might as well be the girl with the whitewall tires.

The biggest disappointment to me was the swim. When we first started training it took me something like 15 minutes to do it. But I practiced and got it down to somewhere around 10. On race day I had too many nerves and couldn't make myself slow my breathing down. It took me 14 minutes. Which was a major bummer to me.

But ultimately we didn't do the race to win. It was meant to be a fun project for Li and I to do together. And, it was!!

I think we are going to start painting now. But we are both interested in trying it again someday with a couple of road bikes.


Lacey said...

Jen that is such a huge accomplishment!!! Don't feel bad about your times AT ALL because I can tell you mine would have been double that. Congratulations on doing it! That is something that I've always wanted to do!!!!

And that is so cute that you rode your beach cruiser! That alone made you the coolest one there. :)

eric+dall said...

so fun, yet again something to add to the jen is awesome list!! i totally want to do this! like totally! :) was it in so utah?

Lisa Christine said...

Considering some of us think a triathlon is suicide, I think you guys did great!

Alysha said...

Jen you are awesome! I wish i had the drive to do something like that. BTW you look so skinny!!!

Melissa said...

you rocked it! and on the best bike there, no less. wish I could have come to cheer. kudos!

Laurel said...

Congratulations! What a great thing to do together. I'm so impressed that you guys did it.