First - let me give a huge shout out to Heidi at TriAngel (and her hubby) - it was awesome meeting you at the Sandestin Tri and can't wait for our mini 'training camp' for Ironman Florida!
Quick race report - I swam, biked, and ran. Ok, I'll throw in alittle more detail. My age group was the first wave (fist pump). I'm not sure if any of you have been in the first wave, but it's AWESOME. Anyway, I was the 2nd girl out of the water - which I was pretty excited about. But the swim was kind of confusing since there where just a hand full of buoys and I was not able to figure out where the turn was - but all in all I am very happy with the swim. Oh yeah, I did see a few sharks. I am going to assume they scattered with the madness of swimmers to follow :)
The bike was uneventful. It was fast and flat. Rocked out the avg of 22ish mph which was my goal. The course was an out and back which was great on the way out with the tail wind...but killer on the way back. With about 2 miles left, miss Heidi and her bike 'the pink hotness' flew by! I hopped off my bike at T2 to kill the run. But my legs would not take - and I think the random gel I took on the bike gave me hard burn. I don't get that very often - but does anyone else get it from a gel? Anyway, my run was not the best- but I know that sometimes not every piece of the puzzle can come together. It was hot, sunny, and I was just ready to cross that finish line. But I did pull out 3rd in my age group and Heidi did as well!
Jeff was excited for extra beer tickets:
On Ironman news, a good friend of mine, Carla, got into IMFL last week! And not only did she decide to train with Coach Scott, but she lives right down the street with my as well!! Hello new IM training partner!
Carla and I before Gulf Coast - with our QR's :)
In training news, I'm just tired. All of the time. I was in Orland for work the first part of the week, and then jumped back into training mode. So after a great 14 mile run on Thursday, a short brick yesterday, and an epic 90 mile ride followed by 7 mile run this morning (riding with the hard core kick ass roadies) I am on the couch. Enjoying some TV time :)
Good luck to everyone doing IM Louisville Tomorrow!!!