Mr. Marathon was number 99 (not 66... ahem.), which means he had some time to wait before he started. Once he got in, it took him a couple of laps to find his groove. Then, after he finished grooving through his 300 meters in the pool, he was off back down the aforementioned treacherous lawn and down the hill and by the tennis courts then back on the treacherous lawn (seriously this transition was like a quarter of a mile at least.... if not a half a mile!). His T1 was much faster this time around because he practiced transitioning from being wet from the pool to putting on his bike stuff the night before.
He was ready to rock it out on the bike in about a minute and a half. He headed out for his 10 mile bike ride, which was a little treacherous as well due to the rain. (Can you tell that I am diggin' the word treacherous in this post? Sorry but there is just no other word to describe these conditions!) There were some pretty serious hills on the course, but overall, he felt like he did very well, considering that he had been practicing a lot with his new cycling shoes. Oh, and he rode 60 miles the weekend before. No big deal.
|No time to waste!|
Then when he came flying in on the bike, he quickly transitioned to the run. His T2 was super speedy! He changed his shoes, changed his shirt, and before he was really even finished changing, he was OFF! Then, after a few minutes, someone told me that the running course, although advertised as a 3.1 mile (5K course), was actually closer to 2.4? So after that, I realized that he would be coming in even sooner than anticipated so I scampered over from the transition area to the finish line, and lo and behold, not even 5 minutes later, here comes Mr. Marathon, prancing down the final hill and through the muddy, and yes you guessed it, TREACHEROUS finishing chute.
|Mr. Marathon showing off his award!|
|We celebrated with the MHC Inspire team|
at Cracker Barrel for some pancakes!
|This past week, we also celebrated |
4 years of being Mr. and Mrs. !