So this indoor one did not go as expected. But I did well and feel great about completing the next one.
I knew that we had 15 minutes swim, 30 bike, 3 miles around Green Lake based on the web site. What I didn't know is that 30 minutes on the bike was really 30 minutes after getting out of the water. So that included my transition time. So take away 5 minutes, also I shifted and lost my chain! Thank goodness for Skin-So-Soft towelette that got all the grease off my hands.
I had a Gu on the bike because I thought I might need the boost later, I drank a whole bottle of water in the short ride. I was aiming for 7 miles, but did 5 during what amounted to about a 20 minute ride. Then it was off to do the walk. My sister came and I was very happy to have the support, she actually walked the 3 miles with me.
That was awesome! I was ready to listen to the Ipod. The wave after me passed by about the 2 mile mark which I expected. I was excited to see the finish line and actually jogged/ran the last little bit, picked up my way cool medal, an XL shirt as they were quite fitted and the L was a little tight on the girls.
I felt great that day, stayed in Seattle so I wouldn't get too stiff. (I was getting stiff just sitting at sister's house and had to keep getting up every 45 min and move/stretch). Stayed up til 9:30, slept until 9 the next day and came home.
Things I would do differently? Nothing really, I am proud of the completion and the times. Can't wait to see what the official time is after calibration to the outdoor distance. I finished in 1 hour 38 minutes. 10 laps, 5 miles and 3 miles.