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!