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Tri, Tri again!

Danskin Triathlon Overview:
Monkey showed up during the swim, but I asked for a Swim Angel to accompany me. Good thing, because I had a leg cramp in the last 500 yards, and had to hold onto her noodle float. She also recognized the swimmers had gotten off course, so she directed the pack the correct way. Unfortunately added time to our swim, but good to have someone looking out for us!

Bike was okay, but my right calf was still screaming at me as I tried to mount the smallest but steepest hill, and then threw my chain on the next major downhill. Managed to build up some speed on the remaining half, but as I came uphill I was blocked by two riders riding abreast and had to change gears suddenly. Overcompensated, and the chain jammed. Had to wait a few minutes for a bike support to help get it fixed...

Run was barely that, leg still hurting, so I just enjoyed the end, with intermittent running. Running the last 1/2 mile was the toughest, with the sun beating down. The encouragement from the spectators yelling "Go 825!" kept me running (instead of strolling) as I struggled through the final 500 yards.

Only improved my time by a few minutes, but I finished! CJ did very well for her first time, and I was glad we met up on the run course near the end.

The day after, and I am only a little worse for the wear. Calf still hurts, and my shoulders are sunburnt, but I feel great!


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Jun. 14th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm tired just reading it!
Jun. 14th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Last year the same thing happened to me, charley horse halfway through the swim. Maybe it's a second timers curse

So glad I saw you before we left. John and I hung out at the finish looking for you but the hunger pangs started up so I gathered up my stuff. If you plan on it for next year, we should try to get some workouts in together a little more ahead of time than we did this year.

I'm glad you shook that monkey. You did great! I'll probably see you tonight at Fiesta Gardens.
Jun. 21st, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
Er.. you don't know me. And I don't know you, though apparently we have some mutual friends.

But congratulations on doing Danskin this year. This was my first year, and I managed to shrug off all my monkeys, too. I don't think I've ever been around a more supportive group of people. I'll definitely continue to do Danskin, and other tris, now that I've had a taste.
Jun. 21st, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
You GO, Girlfriend!
Hi, Amy!
Thanks for writing, Chris mentioned that you were doing the Danskin this year. I am nowhere in your and Laura's category- good job on your times- but I wouldn't mind training in the future with you gals.
Speaking of kayaking (Urban Assault experience), I have a friend who has several kayaks, so maybe you'd like to hook up with us sometime. Check out austinfitwomen, hope to get some more gals motivated.
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