Saturday, December 08, 2007

07, Polar Bear Triathlon.

Okay, well, intresting start to the 2008 triathlon season this morning: I finished this race in the same time as I finished it when I first did it back in 2005.

The good news is that the run was a mile longer that it was back then, I have a bad cold, and I ran a marathon 6 days ago. So my performance was better than what might have otherwise been expected. Also, I passed about ten people in the pool, in spite of the fact that I haven't been in the water for about a month. (It was 7K run, 30 k bike, and then a 400 meter swim.)

Results: I got 3rd place Athena. Baboo, running as an age grouper for for the first time in a Southwest Challenge Series event, also got 3rd. Mini-baboo got 2nd in his division. I STILL HATE WIND.

White Sands always has lots of wind at their triathlons. My average speed on the bike was a bit over 14 mph, and a 10:40 pace on the 4.2 mile run.

Afterwards, Sweet Baboo, Mini Baboo, and I went to the annual Soutwest Challenge Series Awards picnic, and picked up our champion awards. They were customized bottles of sparkling wine. This means, of course, that Mini Baboo can't "have" his award for a bit over 4 years.

We'll save it for him. (Pictures soon)



  1. One week post-marathon. Bad cold. And you did it anyway. Rock on!

  2. Nice job!! Those "good news" bits TOTALLY make up for having the same time as a few years ago. Great tri!!!

  3. Great job-asp after the marathon! I felt your pain-great to share our meds and ailments together..

  4. Anonymous2:44 PM

    That's impressive a week after a marathon! I was still whining lots a week after mine.

    Great pace on the run, too!

    Congratulations to you and the Baboos!!

  5. a family full of race bling...awesome!

  6. Congrats on the stellar performance with a longer course & after a Full Mary!


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