Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Maple Grove Triathlon 2023

Back at it. I did three triathlons right in a row back in 2019 - this was one of them. And while I did an indoor tri later that same year, and a splash and dash (swim and run) in Kansas on September 11, 2021 I haven't done a full on one since. I decided to sign up and train for a spring triathlon (all my others had been super sprints so a tiny bit shorter). Training was going well, until my dad died and then my training plan took a nose dive. But I still got some movement in here and there, it just happened the week he'd died was the hardest training week and I had missed all that. But knowing I wasn't as prepared as I had hoped, I still gave it a go and had a good time. 

I went on Friday evening to pick up my packet, leave my bike in the secure transition zone and set my alarm for early the next day. 


Saturday morning all set up in transition. I have my dad's towel :-) and this year since the swim is longer than I'd done before I got a wetsuit to wear to help with buoyancy. 


Gorgeous morning. 

Almost go time! 

Kyle got some pictures of me: 


I survived! 

Aftermath, lol.

It exhausted me but didn't kill me. Still felt amazing afterwards and ready to heal (hip issues I started seeing a physical therapist for) and train more for next summer. I have already signed up for a 3 series next summer. Two in June and one in August! Here we go. And I joined the master swimmers to get more swim time in. 

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