Race Report: Syracuse 70.3 2018

IRONMAN Syracuse 70.3 – June 17, 2018

 

Marie-Helene’s Race Report:

LOVED IT. Learned new things.


Swim: It was a smart start or rolling start. This was a first for me. It was a bit challenging because you are surrounded by people your speed, washing machine style. It would normally have made me panic, but I didn’t. I mastered my emotions, got kicked a bit, but I knew I had this. I meditated before getting in the water, which helped. I came out of the water, laughing and chatting with folks and screaming woot woot in the transition. I might have also screamed “I loved this sport”…lol

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Bike: A challenge! Very hilly. The first 13 miles were climbing, but I was expecting it. I’m glad I went to Mont-Tremblant 2 weeks before – I was ready. The first hill, my brake got stuck on my wheel and didn’t realize it until mid-way through. I was wondering why it was that hard! lol. I finished the hill anyway, pulled over, fixed my wheel and carried on! I did forget to put on sun screen before getting in the water, so I carried my sunscreen and stopped once to put it on. I waited because another triathlete needed sunscreen so I offered mine. I’m not that competitive, helping and chatting with this great crowd of folks trumps any performance objectives…

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Run: My favorite part that I always look forward to. It was 100f…pretty toasty and hilly. It didn’t stop me. I actually finished strong and laughing all the way through!

MH finishes Syracuse 70.3 with a smile

Next race, Mont-Tremblant full Ironman!

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Amazing Racing

Wow!  That’s a good word to sum up yesterday’s activities from the ladies at TE.

Two of our members traveled down to Geneva, NY to participate in the Mussleman Half Iron.

Ten,  yes ten, members traveled to Winchendon, MA to participate in the Title 9 MA State Olympic.

It was a hot day, but spirits remained high and many racers completed their first races at the respective distances.

Stay tuned for full race reports and photos.