Saturday, September 9, 2017

San Diego Triathlon Classic 2017

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(This post is backdated to September 9th, the date of the San Diego Triathlon Classic.)

Todd signed up to do the San Diego Triathlon Classic again this year.  He did it last year, and before that a couple more times.  He always does the Olympic distance, even though the event itself has other distances such as the sprint.  He trained really hard for it for months this summer.  Lots of swimming, running, and cycling. 

Per usual, the night before, Todd lines all his gear up so that he doesn’t forget anything the morning of the race.

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The next morning (Saturday 9/9, the day of the race), we were supposed to get up at 4:15am.  However, Todd messed up the alarm and accidentally set it for 5:15am.  We didn’t realize it until Noodle woke us up at 5:10.  Todd was worried!  But we were able to leave the house by 5:20 and made it down to Liberty Station transition area by 5:50.  Todd got into the transition area fine and found his friend Amy. 

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He was able to rack his bike and get into his wetsuit and get body marked.  Then we headed to the waters edge to await his start.  It was dark still when the heats started, so pictures were not the best quality.

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Todd swam pretty fast and I barely saw him come out of the water!  The only photo I got was of his back, LOL.

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Then I went to the transition area bike exit and saw him come out with his bike. 

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After seeing Todd off on his bike, I walked over to Panera Bread and had a breakfast sandwich and coffee.  It was a nice break, since Todd would be on his bike for 1.5 hours. 

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Then I walked back and waited for him to return on the bike.  He was right on time!

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Then I waited for him to come by running.  I saw him on both loops of the 6.2 mile run.

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Then I went to the finish line and again he was faster than I expected and I barely saw him come in.  I got a video of him at the finish line, and a photo of him with his medal.

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Todd did so good and he didn’t feel hurt!  I’m so proud of him.  Then he went back into the transition area to change and came out with his gear.  We walked to the car to pack up.  Then we walked back to wait 20 minutes for his friend Amy to finish.  She was so excited that we waited for her and took photos of her!

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Some funny porta-potty signs at the race.  Disappointed smile

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We drove home so Todd could shower.  Then we went to our usual post-triathlon celebration lunch at Phil’s BBQ. 

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Another triathlon season has come to an end.  Todd did so well!  He matched his best time at this event from 7 years ago, which is quite good since he is 7 years older now!  Very proud of his determination, discipline, and commitment. 

4 comments:

  1. Wow talk about getting your heart racing before the race! Yay Noodle for saving the day.

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    1. Seriously, Noodle did save the day!

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  2. He must be the only person who actually smiles when doing an endurance race. I'd love to do a triathlon, but my biking and swimming skills are pretty dismal.

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    1. That’s how I feel too. I’m just not good enough swimmer to swim in open water. And not good at cycling, LOL.

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