Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Race Season Is Finally Here!!

The Buffalo Triathlon Sprint Course started off my race season for 2013!  Initially Buffalo was supposed to be my first olympic course race, however not getting in many OWS due to our long winter forced me to change to the sprint course.

Another unique aspect of Buffalo's 10th anniversary year is we had the opportunity to set a world record, and we did. Before the race start over 400 athletes entered the water to break the record for most individuals treading water at one time!!  I am now part of the Guiness Book of World Records!!

Despite the cold morning and 66 degree water temperature on race day, I was pleasantly surprised by my finishing results!  I placed 4th in my age group out of 45 participants--wow I didn't expect to do that well, especially so early in the season!  I also shaved about 7 minutes off my course time from past year and PR'd on my 5K run at the end!!  Nothing beats a happy triathlete!  :)

Next on the race schedule is Trinona!

Teammates waiting for race start!

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