Westside Y is a favorite. It's the first triathlon I ever did. So I'm always excited to come back and see how things compare.
I was able to get in a good bike and run warm up. I headed up to the pool for warm up only to discover I dropped one of my ear plugs. So, I quickly sprinted down to transition to get a new one. I'm glad I had the time! They make swimming much more comfortable for me. I picked a good start spot and was off.
Swim - After working on my stroke this past week, the swim felt strong and powerful. No traffic issues.
Bike - The bike is always tough, and I knew I had to hammer hard. On the second loop, I had to find a tiny gap between a cop and a car both in the middle of the road... yeah that was scary! Hustled into transition and was off.
Run - I didn't seem to have it on the run. I felt like I was running on my heels, fought a little calf cramping issue, and tried to do mental self-coaching. It seemed to work a little, and I was able to finish a bit better than I started.
My hard work earned me 3rd overall! I enjoyed sharing the overall platform with some hard working ladies - Melinda and fellow teammate, Karen!
Up next, Springbrook