Saturday, September 30, 2006

We finished Chesapeakeman Aqua Velo!

Weather was beautiful and we finished the course, completing the first two legs of an Ironman; the inaugural edition of the only iron-distance aqua-bike in existence!*

As always, Ellie rocked the course - I won't steal her thunder, though, I'll let her tell her own story.

Too tired for a report right now, and no official times or placements yet, but my watch times were:

Swim (2.4 miles): 1:52 (some currents slowed us all down in a point-to-point swim in a tidal river)
Transition: Long - about 12 minutes
First half bike (56 miles): 3:36
Second half bike (56 miles): 3:22
Total bike (112 miles): ~6:58
Finish: 9:02

So I finished everything well under the cutoffs! Yay! But I'm just as glad I didn't have to follow it up with a marathon - at least not today!!

I've been corrected on this! Vineman has had a full aqua bike for a couple of years now.


21st Century Mom said...

Congratulations! You rocked it and that must be a huge confidence booster! Enjoy your rest.

triathlonmom said...

GREAT JOB! can't wait to hear all about it. Get a good night's sleep -- so proud of you.

bunnygirl said...

Yay, Nancy! Looking forward to the race report!

tarheeltri said...

Great job and great times!

jeanne said...

well done nancy! I was thinking of you yesterday morning!

Bolder said...


Iron Pol said...

Good job. The nice thing about confidence builders is they can come in bursts. You didn't have to run a marathon, but you now know that you can get there under the cutoff.

If you miss the cutoff, running ability is irrelevant.