I know, I know. The Kinetic Half Ironman was over 2 weeks ago, and here I am just posting my results now.
Swim 1.2 miles (no wetsuit) 32:53
Bike 56 miles 3:53:57
Run 13. 1 miles 3:28:236
Final time 8:00:01
It was a long day but I finished. It was a choppy swim, a very windy bike & a long hot run, but a wonderful & well-supported race. Thanks to the support of my wonderful teammates & family for cheering & waiting for me at the finish.
The most inspiring moment was seeing the blind athlete multiple times on the run course going strong with his guide. It's so easy to do something hard, when you are inspired by someone who is doing something harder.
I felt stronger than I did during Eagleman Ironman 70.3 in 2007 -- even though it took me longer, it was a much better race for me. It was a more challenging course, but in many ways I was more prepared for it.
Most ironic part: my 2 goals for this race were 1. not to walk up any hills on the bike 2. finish in 8 hours, feeling good.
Goal 1: completed
Goal 2: well, you saw my time for the race! I missed 8 hours by one second. But, I did stop a couple times to kiss & hug my kids, so I guess it was worth it!
Photos: I'm still working on finding some! I'll keep you posted.