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And now, back to the fun - the TRI photos

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Most of these were captured by my niece, who had custody of my phone for the duration.

First, the obligatory, "before the race, the laid out equipment at the bike rack". I took this one myself.

Next the arty shot of the marked participant, courtesty of said niece's mom.

The rest are niece's... the lake, it was so chilly there was fog before the race:

Into the water in waves. Hard to pick out your swimmer here, or for that matter, in any open water event where all you see are the colorful caps once we're off:

Of course, by the time I got out, I was pretty much a solo act... others far in front, or out of the frame behind.

TRI is all about transition... well, maybe not ALL about transition, but you can get passed if you aren't quick on the change-up.

About to cross the bike mounting line here:

Grinning through the bike leg:

Blink and you'll miss the transition to the run:

And in half an hour, give or take, she's back, entering the finish chute:

And the obligatory finish clock shot - subtract 6 minutes to allow for the wave start and you'll have my "official" time for whole event.

It was a great experience, not to be missed. Next time, won't you TRI with me?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 8/5/2013 9:44PM

    WooHoo! You are awesome! I am so hoping I make it to "tri" this year. I suspect my body is a traitor and is going to turn on me, if it hasn't already.

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PATRICIAAK 7/31/2013 10:43PM

    super. niece did a nice job on the pictures. you did fabulois!

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GABY1948 7/31/2013 5:29PM

    emoticon blog! Well done!

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EMMACLAIRE5 7/31/2013 2:48PM

    You are definitely inspiring Barb! I've talked about doing a tri for a couple of years - I feel fairly confident on the running and biking. And now that I've made my way back to the pool, it will probably happen. There's a small local one that happens the first week of September, and I think I'll go check it out, just to see what those scary transitions look like. Then maybe target the one they host in the spring, or do that September one next year. I'm never going to set any records, but I do love the idea of 1) training for something new and challenging and 2) being able to say "I did it!" when I'm done. You make this 52-year-old feel that it's never too late to take it on!

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LESLIELENORE 7/31/2013 2:36PM

    Great pictures! So, is that better than last year's time? You did awesome, and it looks like you were having fun.

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MARGARITTM 7/31/2013 11:51AM

    Nice time and great pics - now you have me wanting to do another one!

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LEWILL1982 7/31/2013 9:55AM

    Love the pics! You know I'm in, mine is in 19 days! What were the distances for your events? I'm really worried about my transition and how all that works out. I dont even know what a good finish time would be.

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KALIGIRL 7/31/2013 8:11AM

    Tempting, Barb, tempting.
Glad to see no need for emoticon this year. emoticon

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JUST_TRI_IT 7/31/2013 7:44AM

    So awesome to see such fun :-)

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FITFOODIE806 7/31/2013 7:23AM

    Super fun blog! Thanks for sharing.

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BLUENOSE63 7/31/2013 7:23AM


You rocked it woman! Looking strong throughout the whole race! I love that pink swim cap.

Glad to see you went the camelbak route for water...I swear by that and don't understand why more people don't embrace it yet to each her own.

I accept your invitation and will be participating in the Iron 70.3 Canadian here in Ottawa Canada on August 31st. I have already signed up for next year's Iron 70.3 in Mont Tremblant Quebec....

You should be very proud and I say....go buy yourself something you really want!

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MARINEMAMA 7/31/2013 7:19AM

    Amazing ! WTG

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PMRUNNER 7/31/2013 5:49AM

    That's really great! Way to go!

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NEW-CAZ 7/31/2013 3:51AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRISZTA11 7/31/2013 3:33AM

    Thanks for sharing your race photos,
they always inspire me!
You look fantastic on the pictures: a strong and healthy woman in great shape, having fun.

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/30/2013 11:44PM

  Congrats ! emoticon

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EBEAMS 7/30/2013 10:42PM

    You are so AWESOME! Congrats!

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SHARON10002 7/30/2013 10:17PM

    emoticon time, and emoticon on finishing another! I'll have to pass on the tri due to hip replacement, but I am experiencing it vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing all your adventures, Barb! Hope your feeling much better today.

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DALID414 7/30/2013 9:58PM

    You should definitely invest in the clip on shoes they'll help with the transition, you can leave them clipped on the bike. emoticon or so I've seen done.

I'll pass on the TRI. I haven't gotten to the swimming lessons yet. I've gotten as far as checking the pricing for it emoticon baby steps.

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MSLZZY 7/30/2013 9:38PM

    emoticon emoticon You rock!

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WATERMELLEN 7/30/2013 8:24PM

    What an inspiring set of pics!! So impressive, and the big grin is particularly engaging! Appreciate the invite, but this is not for me: so glad that it is for you, however!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/30/2013 8:13PM

    Great race and great photos! Before I can TRI, I'd need to get over my fear of swimming in open water. It would probably take hypnosis!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/30/2013 8:11PM

    Awesome, Barb!!!

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DLDMIL 7/30/2013 7:38PM

    Great pictures, and I will pass on the tri invitation. I will leave that to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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