Normally, I would say that the fourth leg of a triathlon is the transition or eating, but this weekend the fourth leg was cheering/spectating.
In the freezing water during a friend's self-supported 70.3
We got in our first OWS (open water swim) of the year on Friday at a friend's self-supported 70.3. The water temperature was below 50 degrees (or so I was told), and I would say that my face felt like it was going to fall off because it was so cold. We ended up only doing .9 miles but for how cold it was that was long enough!
Cruising down a hill on Friday, Mike took this WHILE riding (not recommended)
About 50 miles in during Sunday's ride
We got in about 107.3 miles of biking this weekend! Friday we did about 31.5 miles during the same friend's self-supported 70.3 (we only did part of the route) and on Sunday we did our first ever 75+ mile ride.
Saturday morning was a great 13.1 mile run with our friends Rob and Blake (yea we suck and never take photos when we run with them). It was pretty hilly and we were still able to run a sub-2 half marathon time (alright, really I slow all three of them down but I let them pretend it's alright). This is only the second time I've done that, so I'll take a 1:57 half marathon time during a training run! Now, I just need to find a race to crush that 1:54 PR.
No big deal, just finishing up a 70.3 on a Friday morning
After swimming and biking on Friday, we spent the rest of the time cheering Beth on during her 70.3. She rocked it, I am seriously in awe of her. She is a beast and I only wish to be half the triathlete that she is.
Some of the runners braving Sehgahunda trail marathon
On Saturday, Mike, Rob and I went to cheer on some of our friends running the Sehgahunda trail marathon. We were able to see them at checkpoint 3 and checkpoint 6. It was amazing to see them all out there, most of them were running their first marathon and on really difficult trails no less.
It may not look like a lot on paper, but I was exhausted by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around. It was worth it, though, to be there for people who worked really hard to accomplish some amazing feats!
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!