Thursday, March 15, 2007

Becca's Simply Stu World-wide Triathlon

From earlier in the year Becca wanted to Tri it.

It was to just to be a fun Tri. The Simply Stu World Wide Triathlon. She did very well better than I thought she would do. She thought not but do we ever any of us think we have don as well as we could have. But you know they never believe dad. I've tried to get her see iron wil, lisa, jesse and melanie as a role to motivate without pushing her into it. While showing you don't have to be big and burly. She just wants to run for herself not for school, just to be out there. The way it should be!!!!!

We had no pool to use so we substituted a 1/2 mile run instead for T1.

The T1 1/2 mile she had the determined look she was going to beat her time. As we went with a friend on 3/24/07 and she wanted more distance and a better time. We start going up a hill 2 1/2 blocks and levels out then back. Already worried about time I told her we'd make it up in the bike. Sprinting the last half block to the bikes.

The T2 10K Bike We go up the same hill then 2 more going north to the lake. We then went around the lake and were going pretty good we really hadn't worked on shifting and cadence. Then on the way back we got hit by the south winds on the back half of the lake. She I know was tired she seen the ironman 25 video on (quiting) no one will care, but you will always know will and that kept her going She wanted to shorten the mile at the end but she didn't want to cheat. As we got 4 blocks from home at the end of the bike she picked it up. In the yard and dumped the bikes.

T3 she really didn't want to do the 1 mile and I know she hurt she kept wanting time counts. As we still go up that same dreaded hill for the 3rd time. At the end time was 55:02 better than the 59:30 with 4 less miles on the bike Saturday. She had the dedication, and she had to see some results from other races and found she would have been in the top 10. Someone told her it was not a real Tri so she's not a triathlete yet. What do ya think??

She was tired but proud and excited. Not to say the least I was to. That was her first Tri and had a hope that it got the spark going.

The hope was good today on 3/26 when she said she was at school at lunch time and wanted to and wandered when she could do her next one.


Anonymous said...

Becca, I think you should be VERY proud of yourself. This is quite an accomplishment for a young adult(in this day and age). Keep up the hard work and you will have enormous reserves of stamina and determination in life, not to mention great memories!!
Congrats, Stacy

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on your first triathlon. keep up the hard work and you never know you might end up representing the United States in the Olympics someday. Train hard but don't forget to keep it fun. Don't overtrain and hurt yourself. Enjoy the moments when you exceed your expectations.