|Jeff and me (and Anna and Abby) picked up the|
race packets for our teams... 16 hours to go
before race time!
Ends up that someone on the "other" team had to back out so Jeff decided to fill in... for his first tri... doing the bike leg... on the team against me... and I was also doing the bike leg for my team... hence, we have had some fun smack talk going on for the past few months. There was no doubt in my mind that Jeff would beat me on the bike leg, but it was a matter of how much time he would gain for his team.
Who knew that a 1,000 meter beach start swim...
... 16 mile bike...
... and 3.1 mile run could be SOOOOOO MUCH FUN? :-)
As usual, the photos will tell the story...
|OUR transition area... you have NO idea how much I have waited|
to say those words! :-) Yes, we were on opposite teams, but my
sweet husband was doing a triathon with me...OK... against me...
... who cares? He was with me!
|I've never done or seen a beach start tri before...|
... could this BE more beautiful?
|... pretty big group for the beach start!|
|Jeff and I were jogging to warm up... I've NEVER run with Jeff...|
I KNOW after today we will be a (2) member tri family!
|Another photo of the beach start... oh... I should mention that we handed |
our camera off to injured team member, Gary, who took all these
photos while we were warming up! (THANK YOU!!!)
|There is Jeff starting his first tri bike... white star on his back... |
the race is ON!
|JustWingIt runner Roger starting the run... and friend and regular|
triathlete in the over 75 category, Bill Hines is at the front of the screen...
|Ironman Mike finishing up our run... WOO HOOOOOOOOO!|
|Our teammates and family waiting for Roger from Jeff's team to finish...|
|And here comes Roger... up the left... GO, GO, GO!!!|
And for those of you that were following the Jeff vs. Tracey bike challenge... yes, Jeff beat me in time... he finished 3:31 faster than me... however, my team took 6th place out of 21 co-ed tri teams and I met my goal of 18MPH even on this hilly course. I had a GREAT ride thanks to Jeff's fixing of my gears... but Jeff had an even better ride. Jeff will get the new jersey... but we were all winners today... by the numbers... and by the heart! :-) Next year can't come soon enough!!!