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Race Report- Tri for Preservation

This past weekend Angus and I participated  in the Tri for Preservation in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This was Angus’ first triathlon and my third and we already can’t wait for next summer to do more races! Between studying for my CPT exam and planning a wedding (that is happening in 10 days!!!), there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for training this summer. Even so, I’m very happy with my results and am eager to train for races next summer! Our great friends Mike and Courtney woke up at the crack of dawn to come cheer us on and to take great pictures! The pictures in this post are taken by Courtney Elizabeth Media.

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Angus and I pre-race

The Swim- 500 yards of swimming at the beautiful Crescent Beach. Not a whole lot more to it. They had advertised that it would be an in-water start. Thankfully, they ditched the idea and it was a normal beach start. Next time I will swim more than once before the race.

Finished with the swim and running to my bike!

Finished with the swim and running to my bike!

The Bike- The bike featured a two loop 14.5 mile course along the coast and the marshland. There were a few rolling hills but nothing major. I spent three years in college racing road bikes and for some reason, I am much much faster now than I ever was then. I wish I could say it was from all the hard training I did but I think I have ridden my bike to the Gelato Fiasco more times than I have gone for a road bike ride this summer. I guess it will just be one of those mysteries!

Almost done with the run!

Almost done with the run!

The Run- “Ouch” pretty much sums up the run. It starts on a “fire road” which really felt more like the beach. SO MUCH SAND AND SO SLOW. Luckily it wasn’t a very long fire road and the run finishes on the road. There’s even an aid station at mile two with water and gatorade. It was just over three miles and I was pretty darn happy when it was over 🙂

Angus and I post-race. About to go get some bagels from 158 with Mike and Courtney!

Angus and I post-race. About to go get some bagels from 158 with Mike and Courtney!

 

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