Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Keuka Sprint Tri: June 7, 2009

Kim and I waiting for our wave start time in the lake...

The first tri of the season was in Keuka, NY with my friend and training partner, Kim, and my Mom as a spectator. It was such a fun triathlon-we had perfect weather and a blast in all three events! As always, there was plenty of pre-race anxiety which completely melted away as soon as we started swimming. The lake's 61 degree temp was nothing to us after training in 59 degree lake water just a few days earlier. We weren't even cold! A wetsuit goes a long way, what can I say? The bike part was a bit of a rough ride but we made it with good speed and no flat tires so all was well. The run was faster then we anticipated running, it's crazy how your body kicks into gear and picks up the pace. The perception is always that I am running much slower then my actual pace. Plus another guy in the race came along beside me and started pushing me to keep my pace of in the middle of the run and really helped me keep going. So, it was a great first tri of the summer. Both Kim and I wished we had done the olympic distance that day but we were worried about the lake being too cold. Ha! Next year....we'll sign up for the longer distance.

Mom and I after the race. We had a fabulous time at Women of Faith in Rochester for two days before the race.

Just arriving, getting ready to set up our tri gear in transition.

Tansition Area...

Mom trying to get a picture of the numbers on my legs...

My Sprint Times:

Swim: 16:46 (half mile)

T1: 4:09 (uggh!!!!!!)

Bike: 13.6 miles in 44:17 with an average pace of 18.3 mph

T2: 1:42 (a little better...)

Run: 3.1 miles in 24:24 with average mile pace of 7:46 (Mile 1- 7:46, Mile 2-7:43, Mile 3-7:39)

Overall Finishing Time: 1:31:24


Janet said...

Awesome Job Girl. That is crazy cold lake temp. Way to go wet suit. Cool that your mom came up there.

Mike and Lisa said...

Great job Kirsten!! =) I would love to do a sprint tri...I definitely wouldn't have as great of time as yours, but the challenge would be so fun! ...maybe someday. =)