Jan 22: Indoor Triathlon Series (St Peter's Rec Plex) -- 300 yards swimming, 10 miles biking, 3 miles running. This ended up being a tough experience -- it has been almost a month since my last indoor tri and I hadn't swam at all during that time! But my swim was fast here (possibily my fastest?) but I was pretty exxhausted by the time I hit the running (and then I had a faulty treadmill problem that kept me from getting into my groove). Time: 1:08:15.
Feb 5: West County Indoor Triathlon Exactly one hour to do do 10 minutes in the pool, 30 on the bike, and then 20 on the treadmill. I ended up getting 1st place in my age group wiuth 229 points -- the woman behind me got 225 points! Yipeee!
Feb 11: Jewish Community Center Triathon (Long) Well, I had to brave a mini-snow storm at 5 AM in the morning to make it there! 17:58 in the water for 750 yards (I am pretty sure that this is the longest swim I have ever completed!), 41:11 for the 18 miles on the bike, and then 51:58 for the 5 mile run. TOTAL TIME: 1:55:05.
Feb 12: "Run for Chocolate" 5K in downtown St Louis. Freezing cold. I actually took extra long in the porta potty in order to stay out of the wind! Enough said! TOTAL TIME: 30:25.
Feb 12: Indoor Triathlon Series (St Peter's Rec Plex) -- 300 yards swimming, 10 miles biking, 3 miles running. Swim time was 7:16, bike time was 19:56, and run time was 35:10 -- not bad for being my third athletic event of the weekend! TOTAL TIME: 1:05:30
Feb 19: Indoor Triathlon Series (St Peter's Rec Plex) -- 300 yards swimming, 10 miles biking, 3 miles running. Best time yet for this season. Swim time was 6:41, bike time was 20:00 on the dot, and my run time was 30:36. Total Time: 57:17 (under an hour!)
March 11: Quivering Quads Half-Marathon (trail run). Seriously the hardest race I do every year! This year, I broke my new water bottle before I even made it to mile 4 but I still had fun! No rain so no mud! Whee! TOTAL TIME: 3:26:13
March 25: Indoor Triathlon Series (St Peter's Rec Plex) -- 300 yards swimming, 10 miles biking, 3 miles running. Last one of the season -- I was hoping for under an hour but not quite! TOTAL TIME: 1:00:43. Oh well, I just need to get on this quicker next season!
April 15: Go! St Louis Half Marathon (downtown) 13.1 miles of something close to hell! I guess I am truly out of shape because I had a tough time with the hills! I was pretty much done with this race by the time I got to mile 6 but ... I kept going. TOTAL TIME: 2:28:52.
April 29: The APA Fast and Furriest 5K (Tower Grove Park) -- Stella and I had fun doing this race! She could have gone so much faster but she had me hanging on for dear life behind her! TOTAL TIME: 32:36. Not terribly happy about the time but it is what it is!
May 20: "Run Like a Diva" Half-Marathon (in North Myrtle Beach, SC) I had a great time running this with my Air Force pal, Brandi! We loved that at mile 12, we both got a tiara and a pink boa! And ... the finish line included near naked fireman handing out the medals and champagne! Loved it! I was hoping for a better time but with little training -- and the major plus of hanging out with Brandi -- I will take this time! TOTAL TIME: 2:48:39
June 9: Route 66 10K -- I walked this with my friends Peggy and Laura! I was still a little disappointed with the time, though, even understanding that we walked this entire route. A great course so maybe I will run it next year! TOTAL TIME: 1:35:34.
June 17: Spring St Peter's Rec Plex Triathlon (500 meters in the pool, 21 miles on the bike, and then 5 miles running!). I did the best I could but came up slower than I wanted to be. In fact, out of 15 women in my age group, I was number 12 :< But in positive news -- this gives me something to work harder on for next time! TOTAL TIME: 2:26:32.
August 25: The Lake St Louis Triathlon -- I am so glad that I did this event because I am no longer afraid of open water (OK, maybe a little!). I was super nervous wit the swim but then felt fabulous as I moved to the bike. I did feel pretty wasted by the time I started running but it felt incredible to finish my first open water!). For .25 mile swimming my time was 14:07, the time biking 12.3 miles was 47:21, and the 2.5 run was 29:14. TOTAL TIME: 1:37:27.
This was the last event of the season for me until (1) next year and (2) I finish my dissertation!
November 11: St Peter's Rec Plex Indoor Tri #1 The first one back! My swim time for 300 yards was 6:30, followed by 19:05 on the bike, and then a slow 32:52 for 3 miles on the treadmill. My total time was 1:02:46. This was the start and hopefully by the end of the practice season (March), I can get this down to under an hour! :D ( ended up getting third place for women in my age group -- only three seconds behind the number two person!)