We got on the road around 6:45am and arrived to the Park at 7:30am. I quickly got my "Lego" Chip timer and Body marked. Tranisition was a mess. There were people with Huge duffel bags full of their gear hogging up valuable transition space. I was kinda in a tiff until a triathlete friend, BL, said we will make room for you! I was blessed and pleased that I had a spot. I quickly laid out my towel with the necessary items, Got by aero drink on the bike, lubed up for the wetsuit attire and out of transition I was.
I got my wetsuit on and took a warm up swim in the Lake, got a feel for the course and was ready to rock. The swim was in Lake Ontario but it was behind a Wall breaker so the chop and cold water wasnt there. It was about 72 degrees!! :) I was in the intermediate wave so we started about 8 min from the first swim wave (3 waves total) We were corralled in a little docking area. I got right up in front as I always think Im going to be in the lead. The gun went off and it was a washing machine with people hitting, crawling all over you, it wasn't enough space to widen out for a few minutes. I got badly tossed around and almost lost it. But, I kept my cool and settled in onto some guys ankles for the rest of the swim. I had some guy tickling my foot the whole time and about 200 meters from the finish I kicked hard to let him know I had had enough!!
|Im the pink and black arm mid pic in the water|
out of the swim and we had to run a good distance to transition. I couldn't get my wetsuit over my garmin or my "Lego". I decided because there was a slight incline I would clip in out of transition.
|Coming into transition|
Coming back (The Face!!)
T2- I took my feet out of my shoes before T2- had a hard time racking my bike due to people not putting their bikes back correctly! I missed my spot because someone had put their stuff on top of mine!
Total time: 2:50:24 35th OA, 9th female OA, 3rd in AG 30-34
As we were walking away from the awards, the girl in 2nd for our AG said she was in the 35-39 AG according to USAT. Hey, that 2nd place medal was mine!! Oh well, I didn't complain as I was elated to be a AG winner with how I felt about this race.