Finished my last triathlon of the season last Saturday (this post is way overdue - the race was Saturday, October 8th) with the Mighty Magnolia in Hattiesburg, MS. A little bit of performance pressure with this race since my friends and I all wanted to represent well at our local race. Judy, Deanna, Lesley and I swam the course, rode the course and ran the course a few times within the last couple weeks. Deanna said it kind of felt like cheating - being able to train on the race course - I know what she means and I kind of felt the same way......for about 5 minutes. Then I was over it!
Since this was our local race I did some volunteering before the race. I helped stuff all of the race packets and worked packet pick up at the race sight the afternoon before the race. Had a good time working packet pick up and got to see and meet a lot of the triathletes from the area. And of course got to represent Team Aquaphor while handing out packets!!
|That's me swimming to the start.|
The short version is I had a really good swim, an okay bike and a good run!! If you want the long version... keep reading. The swim was changed this year from the previous 3 years that the race has been in existence. This year was a point to point swim - really a great idea. The sun was at our backs the entire time making it really easy to see. We were supposed to walk around the levee to the starting point and went off 3 seconds apart in time trial fashion. I decided to swim the 1/3 mile course backwards to warm up - the water this morning was an awesome 71 degrees making it wetsuit legal.