Rev3 Olympic: 10/14/11 South Carolina
My FIRST Olympic distance race.
Don’t look it’s so bad omfg
Rank: Unkown, but bad
Ungh. Three hours and Fifteen minutes. -hides head in shame-
Early Bird Sprint: 3/04/12 Athens, GA
Rebelman Sprint: 4/1/2012 Oxford MS
Distance: Sprint, modified. 440m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Rank: First in division!
Fun facts: First time getting 1st in a ranking-> I got 1st in the bike split in my division. Also, got a sub 9 min mile pace for first time. Held an 8:38 for 3.1 (Yes I know I suck at running…)
This is my first athletic achievement medal that I’m proud of. For some reason the gold/silver stuff from swimming just didn’t thrill me like getting this one. Even if this was of really sub-par quality, I still love it dearly.
USAT Collegiate National Championships 4/21/12 Tuscaloosa AL (ROLL TIDE)
Rev3 Knoxville 5/6/12 Knoxville TN
First time I ever beat Kristy, a girl on my team that I adore and she’s a total bad-ass cyclist!
Rank: 3rd in Age Group!
Guntersville Olympic Tri 5/19/12 Guntersville AL
This one hurt. Firstly because a buoy broke loose and I ended up doing over 1.2mi in the water. Secondly it was almost 100F when I got the super hilly, unpaved run portion. They also ran out of water. By the time I go there, there was no more water on the race course, at ALL. Only the occasional cup of ice. So Yeah. That hurt. A lot. I think after this one I sat in the wetsuit-legal lake for a good half hour.
Took first in collegiate women because I was the only one.
Took 5th overall in collegiate.
Tri the Parks Race Series -Blalock Lakes 6/2/12 Newnan, GA
First place women 20-24
First sub 25 min 5k! :’D
Goleta Beach Triathlon 7/29/12 Goleata, CA
Rank: 1st women 20-24
Also, First of my wave out of the water
First OCEAN SWIM and first BEACH RUN.
Never ever ever again to the latter if I can help it.
Also, I got free food because I was better looking than the guy next to me. Lol, best raffle prize giving reasoning EVER.
Rocket Man Triathlon 8/26/2012 Redstone Aresenal, AL
Swim:21:15/Bike:1:13:54 Pace: 20.1(!!!!)/Run: 58:28/ Finish 2:36:40
Let me just say I learned a painful lesson about the run. If I hadn’t changed things for this race, I probably would have been able to keep up my normal 10k pace and have broken my goal of 2:35… Just sayin’. I had plenty of energy, but my feet tried to kill me as soon as I got running.
Good news, I finally broke 20 mph for my bike average!
Ironman Augusta 70.3 9/30/2012 Augusta GA
Alright, here it is. Augusta. The swim wasn’t half bad. I enjoyed it. Not bad at all. BUT OMG KELP EVERYWHERE.
The bike was FAST! My average for the first 30mi was 21 mph. (OMG!!!). For the last 26 it was 18.25. My overall average was 19.6. Not too shabby… not great, not great at all. BUT FOR THE FIRST THIRTY I AM SO EXCITED! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS IF I CAN DO THAT ON A NORMAL OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRI???
The run hurt. SO much. I overdid it on the bike. I know I did. But I couldn’t help it. I was so frustrated by my speed drop on the second half of the course. I knew I was slower. The back half of it was all hills, and at the bottom of the down hill you had to slow for a sharp U-Turn. There was no momentum to take you up the next hill.
Anyway, I ended up feeling like I was going to die. I hadn’t eaten enough on the bike, and I was starting to overheat. I eventually got ice on the course, and eating that helped me cool off enough to get back to a jog. I have been working on eating more during my training since then. Lesson LEARNED.
Overall, not too bad. I’m glad I finished in under 6 hours. I’m also VERY upset that if I had just been 20 min faster on my run. 20 MIN. I could have met my goal of being in the 5:30 range. Oh well. I’ve gotten over it, kind of. Now I know for future races.
Rev 3 South Carolina 10/14/2012 Anderson SC
33:15/1:19:19/56:19 Overall: 2:52:35
Swim. OK HOLD ON! This swim ended up being the 1.2 distance. They forgot to take out the buoys. What’s funny is that I could feel that it was long. I ended up stopping, treading water while looking at the far red buoy. A few other athletes also stopped. We actually had a conversation debating on whether we had to go all the way out to that. It didn’t feel right. The bike was as god-awful hilly as I remembered it being. The run was SO MUCH BETTER! Last year they had you running past the finish chute, and you could see it from a mile out. As you got in, you thought you were a few hundred yards from the finish and this woman stepped out of nowhere and said you had to turn left and go another two blocks. That was no fun.
DESPITE THIS BEING TWO WEEKS AFTER THE BIGGEST RACE OF MY LIFE AND THE SWIM BEING LONG I STILL CUT TIME FROM LAST YEAR. OVERALL A SUCCESS!