Last summer I did a triathlon with my two taller brothers, and this summer I did one with my brother who is still smaller than me.
Steven did the youth distance triathlon: 250 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run. Mom, Steven and I arrived at the U of A pool a little after 4:30am. I helped Steven set up his transition station with his bike, helmet, towel, and shoes and we talked through how he would do his transitions.
I volunteered as a bike chaperon for the youth so I was able to ride next to Steven the full 4 miles. I did this last summer as well (riding next to the little boy I babysit) and I have found it to be a very good warm up before my own race begins.
He crossed the Finish Line with an overall time of 40:41.
Good job, Steven!
I finished the 750m swim in 15:05, beating my record by 19 seconds
I finished the bike in 41:35, about a minute faster than when I did the bike portion of the relay last March!
Finish line sprint
I finished the run in 27:11, over 2 1/2 minutes faster than my record 5k run at the end of a triathlon. My overall time was 1 hour 23 minutes 52 seconds, a full 4 minutes faster than my previous record time.
Out of 17 girls, I won 3rd place in my age division, female 25-29, winning a Firecracker Triathlon 2014 cup
Yes, triathlons are fun, but jump rope is 10 times more fun. Nationals, here I come!!