Tuesday, May 25, 2010
What ensues from the time I first hit the cold crisp chlorine water to the time I cross the finish line is chaotic for an assumed to be "easy women's triathlon." I start the swim which is a serpentine pool swim, flip turning under pool lanes, pass about 5 women who I am sure am not happy with the fact I am constantly tapping on their toes to pass, then am out before 4 minutes have passed....
I run in the transition area try to find someone to fix my bike, get an extra tire (but it's the wrong size), talk to this one guy who is so impressed with my determination to do this he tells my parents later "She has great spirit"... I'm hoping that's a good thing because at the time I was pretty pissed (excuse my language) that I had a flat after swimming so well! Bike fail I decided to just start running... 650 people are still waiting around the pool as it monsoons, thunders, lightnings, so at least I get to do 2/3 of my triathlon.