|Team MHC Inspired! (Martinsville/Henry County)|
|Mr. Marathon caught with his pants down!|
He was getting tatted-up! (or just body marked...)
Once everyone was all ready to go, we lined up to start at the pool. We started in 15 second waves, two individuals at a time. Finally, after 18 and a half minutes and over 100 participants later, it was my turn to swim. The swim was a 300 meter swim, which was three laps down and back of the 50 meter pool.
|Mr. Marathon's swim|
|After I figured out I didn't have to walk|
|Ready to bike|
|And I'm off! But not until I pass the line....|
This transition went a lot smoother because I knew what I was doing and I was fumbling everything around like a drunk pirate. Even though my legs felt heavy and drunk, I managed to rack my bike, change my shirt, and take off on the 5K run. So even though there were a lot of participants walking, there was no way I was going to walk on the last event, considering it is my strongest area. So to say the least, I did not walk! But instead, I stayed strong and pushed hard. I passed many people that had started way before me, which motivated me to push even harder! But even when I passed them, I made sure to give them a thumbs-up and some words of encouragement. I ran up the last hill as hard as I could because I knew that it was downhill all the way to the finish. I managed to finish strong, or at least it felt like it!
|Coming in after my run|
My overall place was 33rd out of 133 finishers, with a total time of 1:03:19, which earned me 2nd place in my age group. Not too bad for my first one right? Especially with how little training I had! I can't wait for the next one, as long as I have enough training under my belt!
|Accepting my award for 2nd place in my age group.|
All the chlorine I swallowed in the pool must have whitened my teeth or something??
After such an eventful morning, Team MHC Inspired got together for a post-race celebration, complete with cake! The cake made it all worth it. And going with such an amazing group definitely helped as well. :)