Giant Acorn Sprint 10/7/12: Finishing on a high note
While the oly yesterday was a bit of a bust, things got better from there.
Compression tights, oh I love you so!
Wegmanns food bar! (warning: probably not a good idea to unleash two ravenous triathletes in that place because we pretty much cleaned them out)
10 AM start time! Hotel waffles galore
Wetsuits! Drafting! What an awesome swim. Thank you to my blue-capped wave mate, for pulling me straight and steady through the swim course (11:19, 5th female)
Treacherous conditions! It had been raining so the roads were slick. Everyone slowed down, which was A-OK by my tired legs. (35:05, 9th female)
Misdirected support! Because the lead woman was a good distance up (how does she run so fast??), lots of people in the crowd mistakenly thought I was the 2nd woman and gave me all kinds of high fives and kudos. I'll take it! As I entered the finish chute, a huge grin overtook me. This was it, I was really done for the season. (23:43, 17th female)
Overall time: 1:13:03, 6/207 women and 1/18 AG
And as an added bonus, this was my first time standing at the top of the podium. Luckily I had just enough juice left to climb the steps.
No, we did not conspire to off the 3rd place finisher.
Final score for the season: 1 half iron, 1 aquabike, 5 olys, 3 open water swims (2 as a buddy swimmer), 3 sprints, 1x 10K run and 1x 200 K ride. Not bad! Here's to next year!