|On the road to Huntsville, Muskoka region|
I volunteered to do the swim portion of the race and had been training very hard, swimming at least 1k everyday for the past week up until Sunday. I guess the problem was, I never really timed myself accurately so I didn't know my pace. But then I figured "meh, it's a race, just go as fast as you can at a comfortable pace, because for you, 750m is long distance, NOT sprint distance. So Jen, just swim COMFORTABLY". So I reasoned with myself that it was OK to not know my swim pace.
|Swim course transfer to bike course|
Ok. No problem. Just swim your best and we'll see how it goes!
So that's exactly the advice I took, and in the end we actually did fine! Our end time was a respectable 1hr34mins, sitting right in middle place meaning we made average time with respect to all our competitors!! What more could we ask for considering this was our first Sprint Tri!
|Relay team, pumped before the race|
|Swimming like we were born with fins|
|Bike course transition to Run course|
|Running to the finish!|
|Almost there... go team!!!!|
|Somebody's car in the lot had this Darwin fish :)|
|We had a great experience :)|
Afterwards, we were given plenty of fluids and lunch/fruit/chips and even a water spray tent (it's like standing inside a tent with a built-in sprinkler system - it's great!).
It was such a great experience that we're already looking for the next triathlon. For anybody interested in upcoming triathlons in Ontario, Canada, here is my list:
http://www.cornwalltriathlon.com/sunday.shtml (selling out fast!)
And just for the fun of it, I found this cool run: A midsummer night's run around east downtown Toronto!