Hey bloggers and friendly followers! I just wanted to give you all a quick update after my Half-Ironman in Lubbock. This was my second year in a row competing in the Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 race, and it was a fantastic personal outing with just the right level of challenging race conditions.
I am thrilled with how well I raced. The weather was mild and worked in my favor when it came to the bike and run portions. In addition, our triathlon team had an excellent show of force, and we worked together to earn a Division V win! Finally, I was able to cross the finish line in 5 hours and 32 minutes, which meant that I shaved off just over 30 minutes from my race at Buffalo Springs Lake last year! My teammates and family were over-the-moon thrilled, and I’m still celebrating with them over my new PR. I couldn’t have done it without my coach, my teammates, and my own personal drive. I not only reached my goal of a sub-6-hour race, but also accomplished my goal of not walking during the run portion except for on the killer hill that leads out of the lake. Wahoo!
I’ll be postponing this week’s Lessons to Practice entry until Thursday. I want to make sure I write with purpose and quality, and thus won’t rush to finish my newest blog post tonight. In the meantime, here are some pictures from this past weekend. Enjoy!