1/2 mi Swim Time: 15:52
T1: 2:56 (2 minutes faster than last year!)
The bike leg went GREAT! I was a little worried this leg a few weeks back because I'd been so undertrained on my bike, but after really focusing getting in some cycling miles the last two weeks, I was totally prepared. I passed a lot of people, drank a lot, and just really enjoyed these miles. The sun was out full-force, and it felt so good to dry off after that chilly swim.
14.2 mi Bike Time: 50:24
After the bike, I raced back into transition (on jello-like legs...), grabbed those Chomps, my hat, and my IT band straps, and got moving. T-2: 1:57
Final Race Time: 1:40:44. 45/100 in age group--I'll take it!I then proceeded to collapse on the grass and refuse to move. Oh except to get stretched out by the PTs and get the best chair massage of my life. Esprit de She knows how to put on a post-race! They even had people doing mini-manicures! After getting back to my car, I had one thing on my mind:
Yum.Overall thoughts: This race was awesome. I went into it hoping to improve on my time from SheRox (on the same course) last year, and I did by almost 5 minutes. Success! I sped up my swim, run, and transitions, but most importantly, I enjoyed the race. If you are thinking about doing a triathlon, I would totally recommend Esprit de She--it was well organized and just a fantastic celebration of women in sports. Oh and did I mention that the race top is HANDS DOWN the best top I've ever gotten from a race? Check out this cool cycling tank!