Seven of my friends did a triathlon yesterday. It was fairly short, but it was a first triathlon for all of them and Mackenzie and I tagged along to take photos.
We crashed at Sarah’s father’s house the night before, stayed up way too late talking (surprised?), got an early start, froze before the race even started, yelled ourselves hoarse, managed a few first place finishes, and even hit the Wayne County fair on the way home. It was a wild ride and I had a blast.
I took close to 300 photos but half were blurry or soggy due to the heavy mist and rain for the first part of the race. Another quarter were not-so-good because I’m a total newb at photography. But I was happy to get a few good shots. I’ve put them up here (even with captions!): http://beanland.smugmug.com/gallery/5901541_T4o2r .
Here’s a quick photo recap of how it went down:
Mackenzie, drenched from the mist and bundled up in borrowed clothes.
My friend Jenny organized the trip and coerced everyone into doing the race.
Lonica, my running buddy this summer, really impressed me by signing up for a triathlon and training for it so hard.
The normally crazy swim start was compounded by a short course and shallow water.
The relay team was short a swimmer until a new neighbor, Emily, stepped up. She turned out to be quite a find! She put in the fastest time of the 330 women who competed. Not shabby at all.
Sarah just had a baby 12 weeks ago but is a long-time biker (can you tell?) and decided to take the plunge and do a tri.
Ali, also an avid biker, picked up running just a few months ago. You’d never know it from the smiles she was flashing on the course. 🙂
Beth had a fast split time for the relay on the bike, blowing past lots of ladies.
If the home stretch doesn’t hurt, you didn’t run hard enough. 😉
Andrea, the last leg of the relay, brought them home in style… hair streaming as she pounded the home stretch. She enjoyed being one of the few on the course with fresh legs, I think. 🙂
Thanks for the great time, ladies!
(It’s definitely time for me to train for another triathlon!)