Those look like solid times, way to go! How'd it feel?
Congratulations! And then you went orienteering?! Great day.
Congrats! Nice job. When's the next one?;-)
Love the story and photos! And the outfits! Impressive debut performance and some good lessons learned for next time - if there is a next time. ;)
Thanks everyone. It was mostly fun, and I think I will try it again next year, if the schedule works out. I think one of my cons, though perhaps not a exactly the correct word, was that outsider feeling. Likely the same thing many people experience when coming to an orienteering event.
And the more you attend, the less of an outsider you will feel. Nice!
BTW, my comment about feeling like an outsider was not directed at the people. They were all super friendly. It is more about the flow and gear, and as Janet says, that would get easier with practice and testing. But, I don't think I really want to get good at the tri discipline, especially since my weakest area was swimming, which I thought would be my strength.
Well done Valerie! Great race and great write-up!
Nice job! Thanks for the details.
Really fun to read your narrative! I'm so impressed by you. just good stuff.
And so nice of Amy to stop by to cheer and take pictures! QOC is lucky to have you both.
Thanks for the full write up, and sharing all the ups and downs. You rock fro tri-ing :) something new and out of your comfort zone.
Great write up! Looks like a pretty strong showing for a first timer. Congratulations!
I'll bet you could do a lot better on the swim next time, knowing what to expect with the turbulence.
w00t! Very cool!!! Congratulations!
Thanks for the write up. Well done!
Fantastic. You must have been the best dressed with those shorts. Thanks for the write-up!
Also, I imagine that if there is a next time, just being used to having water splashed all over you will make it easier to handle the stress, and thus you'll be working less hard, and going faster. You would probably beat me in the swim.
And I'm super impressed that then you went orienteering after!! Way to train like the pros, taking a recovery workout after the race :)
Thanks everyone! You all make me feel like I did something special, which makes me feel special and happy, all at the same time.
And, since it wasn't as traumatic as my first and only 24 hour score-o, I probably will do it again, now that I have some experience and knowledge to draw on. I still think it was the perfect distance for me.
Frankly, I was also impressed that I was able to do the orienteering after as well. I have come a long way in the last 4+ months. It is very encouraging.
Alex - I like how my log entry matches my shorts, and your log also! Wanted to wear the socks to go with, but I wanted to make sure I showcased the shorts, and not the socks. ;-)
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