|Before the start|
The gun goes off and we head in. It was so cold that when you put your face in the water it was reflexive to gasp....I choked several times. I plowed my way through massive amount of stringy moss and lake grasses and I survived the swim. The slowest swim I have ever done....but the key word is done.
Next we hopped on our bikes. We spent a mile on broken down brick and then hit up the most insane hills I have ever riden on in my life. My thighs burned and my back ached. Next up....running.
Hoped off the bike to run straight into a hill. Good times.....good times. It felt like I was crawling!!! After the turn around I stopped to roll out my shoulder due to a massive cramp. I told myself...just keep moving forward...and that is what I did.
Finally I could see the finish line. I looked up at the time and thought..."wait a minute...that can't be right. That is way too early for me to be done. It feels like I've been out here for 3 hours...."
I did my first Sprint Triathlon last year with a time of 1 hr 58 min.
My Official results for THIS RACE.......
Name: Nikki Kendall
Time: 1:48:57 Overall Place: 79 of 214
Place in Gender: 79 of 214
Place in Division F3034: 17 of 43
Run : 28:25 Pace: 9:09
I JUST GOT A FREAKING PR FOR MY 5K TIME!!! Not to mention I improved my sprint tri time by 10 minutes! Holy Hell.....I still don't think they have the results for the right girl!!
|Me and my running buddy at the finish|
I am not sure what happened. I have no idea how that could be my time. It was a terrific race and a terrible race all at the same time.
All in all I am pleased with my time and proud to be a part of the first ever Omaha Women's Triathlon.