The Oktobest Fest triathlon was my first sprint distance TRI since 2008.
I spoke with Lance, without limits RD, the week before the event. He told me about the super hero customs from past years and asked me if I was gonna wear one. Of course I did not want to disappoint. This was the perfect opportunity for me to be wonder women for the day. Off to party city on Friday for a custom, there were only two women women outfits left.
Swim: I normally would not wear a wetsuit during a half mile Swim. Since part of my custom was a cotton top and “boot” legs, I knew it would be best to wear them under my wetsuit vs trying to put cloths on when wet. I swam fast despite not much swim training the past 2 months, exiting the water In 11:36, faster then my 12:00 goal time, second in my wave, 4th female fastest time. My Timex was not charged so I did the entire race “naked” watchlessT1: I slipped a tutu skirt over my TRI shorts, ran my bike out to the mount line and road
Bike: My bike computer was not charged so I road by feel as hard as I could for the 12 miles. A 41 year old past me about half way and the fact that I was wonder women motivated me to try to stay with her. I just don’t have much bike speed. 35:16 split, 5th fastest women bike time.
T2: heading into t2 I figured I was about 1.5 minutes behind. I racked my bike and grabbed my black wig and off I was running, as hard as I could run to catch that girl. 3 miles is not a long way to make up 1.5 minutes, I knew she was a fast runner but I was wonder women. I passed the girl in my age group at the half way point and just kept my pace finished with a 20:54 5k split, fastest 5k
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