New Year’s Day Triathlon

My GYGO New Year’s Day Triathlon looked like this:

Swim 2800 yds – 1:15:00
T1 – 22 hours
Bike – 12.5 miles 1:00:56
T2 – 2.5 hours
Run – 3.9 miles 1:05:00

Let’s deconstruct that, shall we?

Swim – 2800 yards 1:15:00 My masters team has a tradition of celebrating the year with x number of y distance laps. For 2007 that meant 107 somethings. I was in a lane with 4 other women and we might have done a bit of chatting as we did our 107 25s and I added a few to make it 2800 yards even.

T1 – 22 hours – really. The pool was closed today so I had to do the swim yesterday along with the rest of my masters team.

Bike – 12.5 miles in 1:00:56 – I was a little astonished at my lack of speed but in keeping with my New Year’s Resolution I’d like to say Hooray for me! I did it!

T2 – 2.5 hours. I got home, got some food, read some blogs, visited with the kids and then noticed that Humbly Anne seemed a little blue. She was feeling sad because she goes back to the mid-west tomorrow and because getting married is a little overwhelming.

I changed my plans a bit and invited her to walk around the resevoir with me. It was a stunningly beautiful day and I figured the fresh air and sunshine would do her good and it gave me a chance for more visiting time.

Run – this turned into a lovely walk with the very lovely Ms. Humbly Anne, my first born child. It was a brisk walk and we covered 3.91 miles (gotta love that Garmin!) in a little over an hour and had a great time doing it.

A great start for what I expect will be a great year.

Now – a word about age. I JUST turned 52 the other day. For some reason I show up as 54 in the GYGO triathlon site. I must have clicked the wrong line on DOB. What’s more interesting is that USAT has decided that everyone gets ‘aged’ according to your age on 12/31. That means that as far as USAT is concerned I am 53 all year long. I have mixed feelings about that (I’ll age up almost a whole year early!) but it doesn’t matter how I feel because that’s the way it is.

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