3rd annual Westside Y Sprint Triathlon

When the Westside Y Sprint Triathlon comes around each year, it brings back sweet memories.  This is our 3rd year competing in this event and it is one of our favorites for sure. 

You can read about our First Year and Second Year by clicking these links.

Well this year, like the years prior, we were pleased with how well we both did.  Here’s a little race recap of the race: 200yard swim; 6.6 mile bike; 2.14 mile run.  While this race is wicked short, it is by no means easy.  The swim is flat, but the bike portion is crazy hilly and very technical (which means it requires some rock star gear shifting) and to finish out strong, you just have to run really fast at the end.   And because the race is sooo short, you are pushing yourself that much harder the entire time.

Mike (they don’t call him magic for nothing) did fantastic – finishing 8th overall out of 212 participants and 3/20 in his age group!  266098_10150907677716854_2049778142_oHe had the fastest overall swim time.

  • Swim: 2:24
  • T1: 1:34
  • Bike: 18:59
  • T2: 0:46
  • Run: 15:50
  • Total time: 39:31

 

I felt like I did really well too.  I placed 39/212.  My age group placement is a bit funny.  I “won” first place in my age group, sort of.  The race directors go back after the race is finished and make sure all the race times are accurate (did everyone complete 2 laps on the bike… etc.).  A lady who finished top 3 overall was bumped down, which moved someone else us up and moved another lady down to 1st in my age group.  So… I have a trophy for “1st place age group finisher”, but actually ended up taking 2nd in my age group.  Oh well.  I was too stoked with my times not to be excited.  Plus the girl who beat me in my age group only did it by 4 seconds =).

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My race went great.  I had a decent swim position and time.  The bike went well even thought it felt like I couldn’t catch my breath.  The run was dialed in and I finished really strong! That’s me swimming in the pink swim cap and my friend Jamie is in the yellow cap.  Pretty cool picture!

  • 413613_10150907684936854_610890214_oSwim: 2:51
  • T1: 1:44
  • Bike: 21:36
  • T2: 0:44
  • Run: 17:19
  • Total time: 44:12

 

Here are just a few other fun pictures from the day:

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