I managed to finish the bike and rerack, transitioning in record time! I even remembered to take off my helmet :) TriGuy was there with the camera and I remember shouting to him about my brick legs.
It probably took about 5 minutes to get rid of that feeling and then I had less than 3 miles to go. I have to say that running is my favourite part of the race. I think it's a combination of it being
A) the hardest to mess up since there's no equipment involved (and less coordination needed) and
B) the last thing before I'm done!
It was an out and back course so I saw Ann Marie as I was heading out and she was heading in.
The run was uneventful compared to the swim and bike. I just kept running until I was done! I crossed the finish, found TriGuy and Ann Marie, and sat down to enjoy some post-race snacks.
We capped off the race day by watching the Splash 'n Dash, the absolute highlight of the weekend! It was a kids' mini-tri. It included a 25 metre "swim", 3 bike laps around the parking lot, and a run to the finish.
I don't know if my favourite part was watching the parents carry their children through the shallow water,
or the 18 month old who had his own ideas about the bike course distance.
All I know for sure is that we already booked our room for next year!
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