I had been looking forward to this race the most! The entire course is in my hood. I run that course every time I go out for a run. I ride that street every time I go for a ride… I don’t swim in that bay! hahaha I might start now though! 🙂

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Saturday I decided I would run to packet pick up because I could! It was awesome, just a quick couple miles and I was back home!!

Race Day morning I got to sleep in since I live so close (woohoo)!! I could get used to that 🙂

I am finally getting to see familiar faces around these races and it makes the day go so much better! I love racing with friends and I am slowly but surely gathering a few of them 🙂

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SWIM .75k: 13:53 (1:45something pace)

Ummmmm looking up this pace I am sooo happy with this swim! Woah nelly. Masters 3 times a week might actually be paying off?! The swim was a crowed start and I was nervous about getting caught up in the mix but it went well… much better than others! I got in my groove pretty much right away and pulled along. Uneventful swim and only one weird looking white thing swimming around below me =D

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T1: 50 seconds

Proud of that time! After the race I walked back where the bikes were racked and I was shocked at how far it was! Yay for fast transitions!!

BIKE 12 Miles: 38:12 (18.8 mph)

Windy. First encounter with an angry triathlete who wanted to rip my head off for slowing down after I passed her. (Cause I wanted to do that. I really wanted that slow bike time.) But then I also met two pretty amazing girls on the bike course. The good will always out weigh the bad for me. I love this sport. Cycling might be hard for me and especially with headwinds but I will keep that smile on my face and spin the crap outta my legs!! The wind around these parts is brutal sometimes… and I need to ride more. But you knew that 😉 I have been putting a bit too much drink mix on my bike and it made me nauseous so from now on only water in sprints… lessons learned.

T2: 36 seconds

Mandi kicked that transitions butt. I should be a transition queen or something. 3rd fastest transition out of all the women! 🙂

RUN 3.1 Miles: 23:31 (7:35 m/m)

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The run is always hard and amazing at the same time. My stomach (story of the year) wasn’t happy. I almost vomited on the bike??? WHAT. But anyways I was hoping to make it to the finish line before I threw up… made it 500 yds from the finish line. Took a 30 second puke break then crossed the finish line.

 I had the fastest run time in my Age Group (even with my TU) but since I had such a sucky bike it didn’t matter and I was still 4 min behind #1 by the time I finished.

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FINISH 1:17:03

2nd Age Group. 15th Overall Woman.

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Miss Mouse even enjoyed the race too!! She can’t wait until next year!!!

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2575 puts on an amazing race!!! The finish line has rice, beans, chicken, fruits, cookies, water and coke!!! It is so damn good and I look forward to finishing fast so I can eat up!!!

Thanks for another amazing race 2575 City Bikes!!! =D

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