|Pre-race good luck flat|
|Pre-race bike fixing by Sag Monkey|
Race morning came fast enough and Andrea and I were off to transition after breakfast and braids!
Pre race breakfast: rice, 2 eggs, cold brew coffee, bottle of pre-load, banana and peanut butter on drive to transition. ~900 kcals
ROKA Swim: 58:19 and my FIRST first out of the water award! BAM and thank you Stanford Masters!!!
|Roka FOTW awards|
|Don't fall, don't fall...Pic by Erin Klegstad|
|Photo by: Sonja Wieck|
Run: 3:29:35 (please accept Garmin time of 3:28:50 due to port o loo stop)
Run Nutrition: 1.5 bananas, coke at every aid station, glucose tabs last 10k ~225 kcals/hour
|Photo by @quadrathon|
|Photo by Pedro Gomes|
That finish line appeared and was so sweet. I had really been excited to do an Ironman that day and had kept telling myself that day that It was (rain aside) so awesome to be out there racing and being able to do what makes me happy. Mike Riley called me in and referred to me as"happy girl"...I think my finish line arm dance might have gone overboard this time! I crossed as 1st in my AG, 2nd overall amateur and 15th overall female including the pros. I was so thrilled with the day and so thankful that I had gotten to do it just 5 weeks again after Kona.
The next morning, all of the Coeur gals had breakfast together and it was just rad. I hadn't met most of them in real life yet and to get to put faces and names and stories together was a highlight of the trip.
And NOW, we post-season. I'm excited to relax and indulge but also mindful of the year to come and the goals that I want to work towards.