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.
A triathlon that fits your life. There is nothing wrong with that. I noticed my age on the GYGO page was wrong too. I think there is something messed up on their end. Happy 2007!
My age is also wrong, they added two years to my real age. They also made me a MALE instead of a FEMALE but I wrote and had then change that pronto. I didn’t see that age thing til after…Anyway, I think it’s a glinch on their part.
What a lovely day! And good on you for changing your plans. nice to have the kids around, even for a little while.
Nice triathlon. My age is also 2 years ahead for the GYGO. Here’s to a great 2007, happy new year.
Your tree may still be up, and your house may be a mess, BUT you did complete your New Year’s Triathlon and that’s more than I can say.
Hi!There are so many bloggers going to Wildflower, I can’t believe it. Thanks for the comment, now I have another blogger to follow! (you)
T1 always kills me too… ;o)I am QUITE impressed you are swimming masters. 2800 yds is nothin’ to sneeze at.well.done.you.!
Well, at least they’re not changing your name like they did mine:)Good for you all around with time well spent–both New Years Day and with Anne.
Congrats on the tri and Happy Birthday! Doesn’t being a 52 year old racing the 53 year olds give you an advantage? 🙂
i’m “lucky” because my real BR is in Feb so I am usually “my age” during races. Otherwise, i’d feel short changed@!!
Hehe! Could be worse! You could be 54 by their rules! Run Good!