Mr. KofColors, Lance, was a participant in the Santa Barbara Triathlon. Let's just say it has been a few years since his last triathlon, but with lots of training, dedication and perseverance he finished strong.
He entered in the Co-Ed Sprint portion of the race. Which was a 500 yard swim, six mile bike and a two mile run. This was a big achievement for him!!
The swim portion took him 13:06, the water was a chilly 61*.
*I totally missed him coming out of the water, I was surprised with a wet salty kiss when he passed by.
Then he had to transition to the bike that took 1:56
His bike portion 22:33. The set-up of the race didn't allow me to get across to see him on the bike.
His transition to the run was 2:12.
His run took 23:20
Total time: 1:03:07
Lance's favorite part of the race was the run.
The coolest thing he saw was a 67 year old man pass him on the run.
Funniest part was seeing a man wearing a hat with a shark fin on the top. (I love people that are festive during a race!)
I had intense nervousness for Lance before the race. The moments of seeing him in his transitions was exciting and seeing him finish was a moment that made me so incredibly proud.
Let's just say it was SO weird to be a spectator. I have never been on "that side" of the event.
Did I feel compelled to participate in a triathlon? NO!
The fear of swimming in the ocean is enough for me to steer clear, but never say never~ I can surprise myself.
He let me run with him in training, his favorite part was the run. SO- maybe I see a running event in our future???
Seeing him has made me thrilled for my next race in three weeks.
|Us after his finish. He did such a good job.|