Hey everyone. I was taking an extended break from my site and let you know that I’ve completed my 4th triathlon now! I did the Ottawa Olympicon Sat July 30 and Bracebridge Olympic Sun August 7. They were both tough but I was a little more prepared in the Bracebridge and a little slower. I just want to hug my swim coach!!! I’ve come such a long way.
Both Olympic Triathlon Distances were: 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10 km run
The Ottawa was practically a flat course. The swim was pretty good. It was a beach start, so everyone just ran in at the same time when the gun went off. I stood near the back wanting to be the last person swimming, but there was always someone behind me. The course for cycling was a 10km out and back, so we had to do 4 laps of it to make 40kms. The course was pretty flat. The running portion was super hilly. It was a 5km out and back, so we had to do 2 laps of it. Then the grass finish. I got my first ever Triathlon medal. It was a tiny thing but hey, better than nothing. I will do this race again.
Ottawa Result: Overall Time: 3:26. Swim 2:59 min/100 meter, Bike 25.8 km/hr, Run 6:08 km/hr
It was a Time trial swim start in Bracebridge. We had to line up according to race bib number. We went one by one in 5 second intervals. We lapped the Muskoka river twice. I swam a lot faster this time. But the cycling I did very poorly. It was really hilly and my legs are so weak! I have to start working on my cycling more. Running was good. I think I was too tired by then to see which was uphill or downhill. I promised myself to walk up some hills, but I never saw them again. No participation medals but got a nice cool dri fit tshirt at the end. I would definitely do this race again.
Bracebridge Result: Overall Time: 3:28. Swim 2.44 min/100 meter, Bike 23.4 km/hr, Run 6 min/km
Off to my next race!
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