4.28.2010

1st Tri

Well I can now say it...I am a triathlete. My first tri was pretty much awesome. The swim was first and it was definitely my worst event. As you can see in the pic below I am getting passed. ha When I got in I starting swimming way faster then I had been practicing and got way out of breath fast. It's like I could never calm myself down and just enjoy it. So the swim was not good. Even Nate said he was worried about me finishing when he watched me swim. haha Biking was awesome. Definitely my strongest event. I got on the bike with a huge grin on my face and started passing people, which was great since a few of them had just passed me on the swim. The bike route also had the biggest hill I have ever been on, it was pretty miserable but awesome at the same time. After the bike came running. I found a running mate and we started talking which always helps me do better. We ran pretty much the whole way together, it was great to have someone push me. I ended up averaging a 8 min 30 sec mile which I was very pleased with. You finish up on a track which was cool.
Here are a few action shots:
I told Nate he had to take a picture with me since he supported me in my working out everyday for 3 months. He was cheering me on everytime I saw him.
Me and my sister-in-law did the triathlon together, it was fun having someone else there that I knew. She pretty much kicked my butt in swimming, she did awesome! At this point I think we were pretty tired.Final Results: 3rd place in my age group

Can't wait to do another one!

7 comments:

Blake & La-Shana Francom said...

Jan you are amazing!!! Great job! It must be the best feeling of accomplishment after fisnishing!

Erin + Geoff said...

good job!! we are proud of you! that is quite an accomplishment to be able to say you got 3rd place in a triathlon!! Let's get together soon and play games!

Daniel and Savannah Jensen said...

Wow! You must feel great and be in great shape! Congrats!!!

Jordan and Chelsey said...

Way to go Jan! That is seriously awesome :) You look great!!

Tiffany Kay Smith said...

Jan your are amazing!! thats awesome, and 3rd place ...very impressive!

McKell said...

wow that is so cool! good for you! plus you did awesome that is fun

Stephen & Aubree said...

Wow Jan, you are amazing! That's awesome! I can't even get on the eliptical for 30 minutes without wanting to pass out lol! What an awesome accomplishment! Good for you and good for Nate for supporting you the whole time :)