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My first Open water Triathlon


Monday, August 15, 2011

Richard and I survived my first open water sprint triathlon. Richard has done plenty, but a first for me. It was hard swimming that far without any wall hang time. I swear sometimes I think I am Kilroy when I hang on the wall. Made it and did meet that goal. Not sure if I want to do the Toyota Sprint tri with the 800m open water swim. I was really tired after 500. The lake was so low, we have the worst drought in years. The last 25m the water was so shallow that my hand hit the bottom of the lake. So I figured I should just walk it in. Richard had a bike wreak that gave him so road rash and bent folks on the bike. He was able to bend them back and finish the race. But the bike is replaced. He has had it 25 years, so I think he could use another. So two weeks from now we are doing the Hotter that Hell 100 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Should be fun is the middle of this heat wave. We got lucky with the tri. Rained the night before and and the sun didn't come out until we were done. Photos on my spark page.
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LILPAT3 8/18/2011 11:11PM

    WooHoo and way to go! It gets a little easier every time. Silver City, New Mexico is having a cool "fun" ride on the first of October. 52, 72, or 106 miles along part of the Tour of the Gila course. You should come join us.

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LADYGWEN25 8/18/2011 9:21AM

    COngrats on your first OWS... Here in the Northeat the vast majority of ours are all OWS...no way around it... And it's an accomplishment to finish.. be proud!

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BILLALEX70 8/16/2011 1:38PM

    Great job!

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IMSMILEY88 8/15/2011 10:47PM

    Congrats!!! I found my first (& only so far!) OWS triathlon pretty scary. This drought is just BAD! We got our boat off of our lift for the last time last weekend...the water is just TOO LOW! And, I don't think we'll be getting the jet skis out, either.

Anyway, a sprint with an 800 meter OWS! Yikes! That sounds TOUGH. And, I've looked at the Hotter than Hell. Was thinking about doing it several months ago, but I haven't trained for it. And, in this heat!! I hope you have a wonderful, safe ride!

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