It’s amazing how doing a short distance race can be so–well—SHORT after I’ve been racing farther distances for quite some time. I finished the whole race (500 meter swim, 15 mile bike, 5k run) in 1 hour 26 min, so that was pretty good. I’m still so used to holding back, to pacing myself, so I had a ton of energy left when I crossed the finish line. And the 15 mile bike, although extremely hilly, seemed so short!!! Compared to the 56 mile bike of 3 weeks ago, I suppose it was. After getting my bike tuned up, she flew yesterday. I was passing people right and left, which if you don’t know, is a new thing for me (the bike is my weakest segment so usually people pass me!). I spent most of the time on my aero bars so I could just feel that I was zipping along. Here are some other pics:
Overall, the weather was perfect: overcast and not too hot (unlike the stifling heat of my half ironman in May!) Because the race was so short, I was home by 10am. The weather cleared up to a beautiful sunny day and I had the rest of the day to do something fun! So what does a girl do when she wants to have a lazy, fun Sunday in central Va? She goes to watch Polo at a vineyard, that’s what! I’ll post with some pics a bit later.