Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blacktail Triathlon 2008

On Saturday I finished my first sprint triathlon of the year. It was at the Blacktail Resevoir, about 10 miles from our house, and it was KILLER! I did two triathlons last year, and after I did those, I thought - Hey, these aren't that bad. Anyone can do them! Well, what I didn't realize about the two triathlons last year is that they were very flat, which made them much easier to do. I didn't know anything about this triathlon when I signed up. And then on Friday I attended a meeting and they told me about the 12% grade hill I have to bike up. I got scared. I realized that this was a tough course, and boy was it ever! The swim and run weren't too bad - those are the legs I enjoy. I will readily admit that I'm not much of a biker, even on flat terrain, but I'm even worse if there are hills, and this course at Blacktail was nothing but hills. I was on my bike for FOREVER! Here are my times:
Swim - 22:56:98
Bike - 1:54:14.04
Run - 40.32.07
Total Time - 2:34:42.9
Yeah, I was really slow, especially when it came to the bike. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, but I finished, and when you finish it's just a lot of fun and you feel so good. After having done a few triathlons, I KNOW that anyone can do them. Even if you don't feel very athletic - because I definitely don't - you can do them. It's the perfect sport! So much more fun than a half marathon!

8 comments:

Katy and Russ said...

I don't know Julie...I think you are pretty amazing. Good job!

Ulberich said...

Julie-you never cease to amaze me1 Wow-that is incredible, the fact that you finished is completely atonishing! Way to go, are you sure you are the mom of three kids, especially a little baby-you are incredible!

Crystal Taylor said...

Julie i'm so glad I got your blog! You little girls pictures are so cute. I love how you named your little one Lily its so sweet and cute!!!

Miranda said...

Wow woman you are an animal! I think after the meeting I would have decided not to do it! Way to go!

Rachel said...

I am so impressed Julie! I am currently training for a 1/2 marathon and I am worried about doing that! Congratulations! Rachel

Mosers said...

:) I think in my pregnant state I would make it faster if I rolled than if I actually tried to run! I know I couldn't do it, even if I wasn't prego, congrats!

Alicia said...

Wow, that is impressive, nice work. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

Jenny Lynes said...

I didn't know you did that! Good job Judje! I would have been WALKING my bike up that hill!