I'm a little late posting my report on this race but there has been a lot going on in my life, so please excuse my tardiness. I have a pass.
|My last ride with Denise and Brinn before moving from Hattiesburg!|
We drove to the race site in the morning and I took them on a slightly longer route in order for them to see part of the bike course on the Clyde Fant Parkway. The entire parkway was closed to traffic for the race and it is concrete - pretty fast, although the separations were a little annoying... bump, bump, bump. I was able to ignore them after just a mile or so.
This race was the USAT South MidWest Regional Duathlon Championship race and the turnout was a little dissapointing. Sportspectrum bid for and hosted the race and Shreveport won it because we have the 2nd largest Tri Club, The Sunrise Triathlon Club, in the SMW Region. At the last minute Matt Brown even upped the anti by adding really cool jackets for our race packets.
|Back of the Jacket!!!|
|Race start - ran over to say hi and goodluck to another CobbMobber!|
William Ritter in black on right of shot - Overall Winner of the race!!
|Haha... that's my windproof shirt not my belly!!|
The second run.. noticed right away that the timing chip on my left ankle was biting into my leg..HARD! I thought I was going to be able to ignore it but it was really painful. I stopped and loosened it and here a week later it is still really sore to the touch. I think it is because the strap was over my tights and the seam on the outside was pressing really hard into my ankle. Had an 8:05 average (8:03,7:55) for the second run, nothing stellar about that one, not surprised by my lack of speed. But it's all good!
Finished in 1:30 and change - won my age group and got an awesome fleece blanket. This one is red and I love it! They were also handing out Mardi Gras Beads as you crossed the finish line!! Two of the kids handing them out are my swimmers, so I got a lot of beads!
Denise won her Age Group in 1:22.08, was 5th Overall!! Brinn was 2nd in her Age Group with a 1:26.16 (she's in the same one as Denise) and placed 8th Overall!! And I won my Age Group and was 12th Overall in 1:30.17. Not too shabby for Tri Optimum Performance girls!!
|Denise, Brinn, and Me!!|