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Saturday August 18, 2007

Well, I participated on the Sanford and Sun Triathlon held at Sanford Lake on August 18, 2007. I had lots of fun and I was very excited starting earlier that week. That morning, I was "ready to go". I was not expecting to win anything becuase I thought I did not train long enough or hard enough to build my speed and endurance. But I got 2nd place for the 30-34 year old category!! I would say that I was not too bad after being my first experience and I did beat my "goal" that I has set earlier of 1hour and 20 minutes (but this first goal included a 20K bike and it ended up being a 10 mile bike so I "benefited" a few minutes from my original goal). I finished at 1 hour, 10 minutes and 41 seconds. The results are below the pictures. And these are some of the pictures (click on picture to enlarge):

before swim after swim

Sanford and Sun Finish

2nd Place 30-34 yr olds

The results are here: (from www.3disciplines)
- Sprint Triathlon Overall
- Sprint Triathlon by Age Group
- Long Course Triathlon Overall
- Long Course Triathlon by Age Group

More stats:
- 2nd place for my age group (30-34 yr olds for the Sprint Triathlon) - I got a medal!!
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6th place on the run from 220 competitors (My time for 5K was 21 minutes 11 seconds)
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14th place from 93 male competitors (overall)
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15th place from 220 total competitors (overall)

Here is my video of the Sanford and Sun Triathlon

 


I'll be participating in my first Triathlon on August 18, 2007, 8:00am in Sanford, Michigan .
The name of the event is Sanford and Sun from the Midland Triathlon Club. Here is the link and I just signed up so I need to keep on training!!

I'll be doing the sprint triathlon so this is what it covers:
500m swim, 10mi. bike (I thought this was going to be a 20K bike), 5k run

Sunday July 15, 2007

I volunteered at a triathlon on Sunday July 15, 2007 and it was a lot of fun watching some of my family and friends participate. The event was in Interlochen, Michigan and they all did a Sprint Triathlon. The results are here. And here is one picture:

Interlochen Michigan - Triathlets


Saturday July 7, 2007

Here is "my own triathlon" done on July 7, 2007. I did it just to test my endurance:

* 15 minute swim (I estimate at least a 600 meter swim). I used my Aquatic Tether.
* 14 mile bike (I improved my speed and timing from 55 minutes to 50 minutes!) I finally got to the right gearing on my mountain bike. Estimated speed is now 16.80 mph (it was 15.27 mph)
* 3 mile run (done in 28 minutes)

Total "workout" for this triathlon was 1 hour and 33 minutes.
My Goal is to do the Sanford and Sun Triathlon in less than 1 hour and 20 minutes. I have 5 weeks to go!!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
(Colossians 3:23 - NIV)

©2007 Amilcar Herrera