Sunday, August 09, 2009

Race/Summer Update

Since 1/2 of my blog followers (Pat) requested a report of the summer's races, okay just Spudman, but may as well make a review. Spudman was an Olympic (1 mile swim, 40k bike, 10k run) triathlon in Burley, Idaho that I did on the 25th of July. It was my first Olympic, and an overall great time. I drove up with the Taylors, with Ash & Jerad & Sue & Brad to follow, and we just rolled right onto the lake side golf course and pitched our tents with a couple hundred other people. I still think that is so funny. I slept in our handy 2 little person backpacker tent and awoke at 1:30am and 6:30am to a very low flying plane that I was sure would land right on top of me. It didn't. I got to start with the chubbies, since I registered Athena (I really do hope it's the last time, but I doubt it), and started last. The swim was even easier than I thought (two weeks prior I did the Echo Tri-Sprint (1/2 an Olympic) and the swim nearly did me in - I do blame it on bad goggles though (H used my regulars for his swim meet at the same time, he has his own now). I wasn't tired at all from the swim, I am not bragging it was just really that down stream and easy. The transition (although my trash bag for my gear that they truck back to the finish line flew away during the night) was very quick and smooth. Started out on the bike slowly but soon found some fast, TT-pro bike girls to follow (not draft, I am ever so paranoid about drafting - illegal in a tri) petered out at the end, but finished strong. The run, the run - I felt better, but it was flat and slow for me. Andrea Frederickson was walking and sprinting and keeping within yards of me the whole time (Tiffany Thomas joined her the last few miles, and Amy Jaggi ran alongside me then passed me as I giggled so hard since I screamed "Amy" 1 foot away from her ear, but she didn't hear me due to her music). It was all good and I can't wait to do it next year.

Since then I did the Provo 1/2 marathon last weekend (2:04) and got to run the first 6-7 miles with Morinda. And thankfully handed off my keys and jacket to Brigham cheering her on.

Ryan and I did the very mountainous 15-miler yesterday. He wanted to kill me. I guess I am just getting too used to climbing the hills that surround us.

Today we breakfasted at Doug & Emmy's so you can tell I can keeping up with good nutrition (not! at all!). The kids and I took the frontrunner train back to the SLC. It was really fun. I can't believe we haven't done it. Then we went to the Daughters of the Pioneer Museum wherein I got to see the pictures and bios of Elizabeth Pill Stayner and oh dear, the other two Stayner women. Mom will have to take me back sometime to find their pictures and other family members. Since then we have rested and done errands (Andy) and that is our day.


Rachel said...

I am a reader too. Maybe I am the other half.

Kate Pettit said...

Seriously you AMAZE me! What's this I heard about a move?? I hope it's a lie. Miss you!

Susan S said...

You are amazing! We're so proud of you, and we can't wait to cheer you on at your first marathon. Thanks for your great example to all of us.

Ashley Park said...

Spudman... two words.. Train Wreck. Forever tainted in my mind.