Race Schedule and Results

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A family of winners...

Tom and I (as well as my in-laws) participated in the Grady Memorial Hospital Indoor Tri yesterday. We kind of decided last minute to sign up, but were happy to see they had about 70 people registered. That's a good showing in Delaware! :) Word around Delaware was that we had a good chance of winning the thing so the pressure was on! It was held at the local college and since we have never done an indoor tri, didn't know what to expect. We knew that we would swim 15 minutes, bike 15 minutes, and run 15 minutes, with 15 minutes of transitions in there. They then would convert our paces to resemble a sprint tri of 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run. I don't get it, but I didn't question it! :)

Anyhoo, my swim wave started at 7:20 and there were 6 people in a wave (that's how many lanes the pool had and how many trainers they had for the bikes... we're small town, don't laugh!) I sized up my competition (well not really up, they were all smaller than me and looked pretty fit!) They were super nice, saw my Ironman swim cap and of course asked me a bunch of questions about it. The swim went well... I giggled underwater a few times thinking that I must have looked like a total dork from on top of the water and praying my suit hadn't crept up my butt or anything because everyone would have seen cheek, but I think I was alright. I did 16.5 Laps (up and back) in the pool (which was 825 yards and they some how converted that to meters and then 750m and well... again, I didn't ask questions.) I'm in the pink waiting for them to say go.

I had 10 minutes between the bike and swim which went surprisingly fast. Got to the gym where the bikes where (which was a different building) and had to wait. They didn't expect mountain bikes to be there and they bike store didn't have enough of the right skewers or something. Anyhoo, my 10 minute rest ended up being 17 minutes which was fine. I had brought my Orbea down because that's really my only bike and I get a few comments on how nice of a bike it was. (One guy commented later as I was sitting by my bike something to the effect of "oh, he has you watching his bike now". I mumbled that it was mine and the guy walked away. As we were riding home, he pulled up next to me, rolled down his window and with a look of shock, said "that's your bike?". Yeah dude, girls can have kick ass bikes too you know!) I digress...This was a very beginner friendly tri and I think I might have stuck out a bit. Anyway, the 6 of us mounted our bikes and were off. I covered 5.7 miles in 15 minutes so that was 22.8 mph. I knew that I would probably win that by a pretty large gap, but it's hard to tell when you are not covering any distance.

Off to the run - it was an 1/8 of a mile track so I hoped to go 15 laps in 15 minutes, which was an 8:00 mile. That would be good for me. We toed the line and this is where I got a little arse kicking.I did just as planned 15 in 15:00, but 3 different girls lapped me, 2 of them lapping me twice. DAMN... they were zippy little things! I felt good about my run though and was happy overall with how it went.

Tom started right after me. He swam 17.25 laps in 15 minutes, biked 6.5 miles in 15 minutes (the fastest biker of the day 26 mph) and then cranked out 16.3 laps on the track. A few guys came up to him and told him what a stud he was... he secretly loved it I think! He did have the funniest newbie comment of the day though. A guy next to him on the bike said "how far did you go?" Tom told him 6.5 and the guy's response was "well that's weird. I only went 3.5 miles and my legs were going as fast as yours." Dude... there's these things on your bike called gears. We chuckled. Here are the guys in his heat getting ready to swim (Tom's in lane 1):

My mother in law did great in her du (came in 1st in her AG)and my father in law did great in his tri. We waited around for awards and guess what???

THE KINGERYS CAME IN 1st OVERALL!!! Tom won the overall male and I won the overall female. It was totally fun being winners together and they called us up as a couple to get our awards (free shoes from the local running store... NICE!) We've never outright won a race so it was pretty cool and we enjoyed talking about it the rest of the day! :) That will probably never happen again! (Notice Tom decked out in his new Team Type 1 gear!!!)

We came home, went out for a tough 6 mile run (cause that's how we roll) and splurged with a dinner of Chinese and a bedtime of 9:30! It was a great end to a really fun race day!

13 comments:

Kristen said...

That is so exciting! Congrats to you both.

Jumper 2.0 said...

That rocks!

Funny about the runners lapping you. There is always someone faster, especially on the run!

BTW, It is becoming highly likely that I am running the Columbus marathon this October.

Allison said...

That's fantastic! Congrats to all of you!

teacherwoman said...

That is so cool that you and your hubby both won!!! Wahoo!

Steve Stenzel said...

Damn those zippy little women!! Nice job on YOUR indoor! That 10 minute T1 DOES go by fast, doesn't it?!?!

Congrats!!

Aunt Nan said...

I've always said you're both winners...you just proved it yesterday. Way to go Team Kingery! xoxox

Danica Lynn said...

::bowing down:: You are my hero!!! Way to go!!!

Pharmie said...

Wow! Super speedy family indeed! Steve may have to wait a LONG time before I'm winning races with him...

We are the Ferrari's said...

Congrats to both you and Tom! That's so cool that you both won! :)

L. said...

Congrats on that first place win!

"That's your bike?" Priceless.

untpawgal02 said...

How so exciting for you and Tom... a HUGE congrats to both of you! Maybe I should try an indoor tri one of these days... sounds interesting!

Borsch said...

Awesome race! I would have loved to bring my bike to my indoor tri this past weekend. We had spin bikes with the resistance taped down. :-( I would have loved to push a little more load than was on teh bike to start and spin out the end a little more.

Anyway, GREAT JOB...ALL OF YOU!

Kate said...

Congrats, you guys are fast!!!

There was an error in this gadget