Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
I registered for the sprint distance which is as follows:
- 700 meter Swim
- 14 mile Bike
- 5K Run
The bike and the run I felt pretty comfortable with but the swim nearly killed me. Not only was I not in swimming shape but you wouldn't believe the number of cheaters in wetsuits (excuse # 2 for being slow). My main reason I did this race was that I felt like a hypocrite after pushing Anthony to do the San Diego Marathon. I blame Anthony for pushing my to do this tri.
My finish time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Anthony: 1 hour 24 minutes
Anthony, think about how bad you would have felt if I had drown.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The prerace dinner was Thai food at a spot near our hotel. The highlight of dinner was Baker considering running the race with no training under his belt. Correction, he had a couple of 4 mile runs in the last month. This guy has so much heart that he probably could have finished.
The morning of the race was perfect; about 60 degrees and overcast. We started downtown and ran through Petco Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the San Diego Harbor. Following the downtown section, the course traveled up Highway 163, and then through the bayside communities, Sea World and ended up at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Point Loma.
My main problem was that I waited to long to light the torch, it wasn't until mile 15 that I really tried to step it up; by that time I was already fatigued. Everything else went pretty well until mile 23 that was when I started really feeling the pain. I continued to push with the goal in mind to finish under the 5 hour mark. I ended up finishing strong and was very satisfied with my first marathon.
It felt so good to be done with this race; we now get to rest for the afternoon and then off to Bend, Oregon for a week of vacation.