Back in April, Todd and raced our second off-road triathlon together. 1/2 mile swim (based on times, actual distance was shorter) Todd-10:00, Carrie-10:58 15 mile bike (who knew a racing “thumbs up” ran in the family) Todd – 1:22:49 Carrie – 1:52:34 3 mile trail run Todd – 42:10 Carrie – 36:06 FINAL Todd – [...]
I raced my first two off-road triathlons last spring and Todd raced his first one this past fall. But the Xterra Real Mtn Bike Triathlon 2010 at Folsom Lake was to be the first triathlon we would race together. It was great to be able to do a practice open water swim together And thanks [...]
Given my history, I found this t-shirt graphic hilarious. I’m looking forward to cheering on Todd as he races in his first off-road triathlon a week from tomorrow. Hopefully he fares better than me and the stick man.
Although I won’t be racing another triathlon until next spring, this Mother’s Day gift, “loaded with serious training features” will help me start training more effectively now (or once I figure out all it’s bells and whistles).
Right after the race, the entire family got haircuts at the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon benefiting the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Just when you though all this triathlon talk was over, I now present a video overview of the entire race.
Well, I needed to replace the one that either got stolen or was taken by a racer at the last triathlon who mistook my nice teal colored helmet for their trashed white helmet.This one matches my tri-outfit better anyway.
The faint of heart might want to stop reading right now.I’ve heard that real racers don’t stop to use the bathroom.All I will say is–who knew my biking mantra would apply in more than one way.
I went over the handlebars at mile 5. The one witness told me it was “F***’n AWESOME!”. I guess if you’re going to crash, you might as well make it good one.
At the halfway point, Pumpkin announced she wanted to run the six miles back to the car. Since I figured she’d change her mind a few yards down the trail, I let her give it a shot. That little twerp ran for a mile (while constantly asking me all her deep, 3yr old …