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!!


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

7 comments:

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...

WOW!

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.