Sunday, April 24, 2016
Half Moon Bay "Super" Sprint: My first podium!
I don't normally race this early in the season but I have wanted to podium at a triathlon for a while. I've done it in other kinds of races -- running, AquaBike, OWS, and Aquathlon -- but never a triathlon. This race is new and usually cold so I was confident that almost no one would show up in my age group. Of course, this means it was beautiful weather and more people signed up than normal. But I still managed to beat two of the people in my age group for a second place finish! I was so happy.
In the end, as annoyed as I was with my transitions, I only beat the third place finisher because mine were better than hers. So I guess they weren't that horrible even if there is room for improvement.
My next triathlon isn't until June but I'm doing two running races in May. I feel basically prepared for them even though I've been slacking off in my long runs. I made myself run 12 miles today and now I'm going to start tapering. As soon as they are over, it's back to triathlon though and I plan to do a ton of biking. I'm tired of being the last in from the bike!