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Saturday, January 5, 2008

First race of the year & already laughing!

Talk about burn in the legs, a pain in the throat that feels like it is dry as a desert and sand paper is scruffing over it... huffing and puffing, pushing, pulling, aching...OUCH! Trying to shake off the off-season cob webs and wake the body up to "2008 triathlon season". Welcome to the first time trial of the year!

Oh boy, I can tell I have built up a load of endurance post Ironman and marathon... but where is my zip, my zest, my vroooooom?! I must have left it back at the last Olympic distance race of 07... BECAUSE today hurt!

Like any short race (11 mile time trial on the bike) I went out WAY too fast! Instructions were to build the first 3-5 minutes then hold and nearing the finish I can red line... ooops.... I went red line-hold-keep holding-please body hold on-yikes letting go of pace-got it back-finish in pain!

My good lesson learned... I WON'T DO THAT AGAIN THIS SEASON! I WILL PACE-EVEN FOR SHORT RACES! The win and $3,000 later I am hurting worse than the Ironman! (lately everything hurts worse than that stinking Ironman).

Post race recovery ride...easy pace... and LOOK what I did to my bike?! How? I don't know!
But I do know thanks to that I had to ride my friend Lauren's bike back to my truck. No big deal- YEA RIGHT! Her bike is a 52, I ride a 49, her pedals are Look, I am Lolly Pop, so I had to wear her bike shoes too- ha ha ha, a little too big bike and a little too big shoes... that was the longest 6 miles back to my truck EVER! I was wobbling side to side trying to move the pedals, my feet were slipping in her shoes, AND I was scared to death of falling because I could not un-clip those shoes! Did I mention I also had to climb 2 hills? That bike and I were leaning side to side as I tip-toed the pedals... finally I decided to ride the whole way standing since siting on the seat I could barely reach the pedals! And... last thing... it was a rode bike! I am REALLY bad at road bikes! I have only ridden a road bike 2x in my life and I forgot how to change gears! What a morning, a morning well worth the laughter as I ride down Queen K like a little girl on her mom's grown up bike & well worth $3000 bucks!

And Lauren, thank you for everything! You were the BEST support crew a girl could ever have and I will bring you your bike tonight! P.S. Tell "Shorty" he is the BEST... and that you "love" him! He just loves to hear that!



9 Comments:

Blogger Crash said...

too much power! no wonder your burining...you are breaking chains!

January 6, 2008 at 5:57 AM

 
Blogger Kellye Mills said...

$3000! That's worth a broken chain to me! :)

Congratulations!

January 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow - you were going so fast you broke your chain! At least you made it back in one piece on the too-big road bike and didn't break that chain! P.S. Congrats on the win!

January 6, 2008 at 7:36 AM

 
Blogger Beth said...

Congrats Bree! Great way to start off the year (with the win I mean, NOT the broken chain! :)

January 6, 2008 at 8:33 AM

 
Blogger Brooke Myers said...

Put Nick's number into your phone Bree, you sure need it enough with all your bike issues...
Just teasing!

January 6, 2008 at 9:09 AM

 
Blogger Train-This said...

Only you BREE! AWESOME!

:-) mary

January 6, 2008 at 11:06 AM

 
Anonymous BEE said...

If I want a good laugh, all I have to do is imagine you on my bike riding back into town! You could of gotten off and adjusted the seat!! You did awesome yesterday. I know it hurt, but well worth the pain. Now it is time to get the vrooom back :)...we need to get you a new bike, BMC????

January 6, 2008 at 11:35 AM

 
Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Excellent! Congrats - a true testament to your power: the broken chain. What an honor!

January 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

 
Blogger Jessi said...

Wow, 3k?! That's some good money for a TT! What race was it?

January 6, 2008 at 4:57 PM

 

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