Sunday, August 26, 2012

Santa Barbara Triathlon

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. 


  1. Great job, Lance! How awesome for you guys to have something new to enjoy together! Do you get in the ocean at all, Amanda, besides a sailboat?

    1. freaks me out. And when I am on a sailboat I MUST wear a lifejacket because I have a huge fear of drowning. He really made me proud, he did such a good job!!

  2. Congrats to Lance! Love your blog! Just read it all the way through. Wish we lived closer, I could learn a few things from you! (I'm an in-law from AZ)

    1. Thank you so much, I will pass along the congrats to Lance. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  3. Wow -- I am so proud of you Lance! Do you remember that 1st triathlon in Bakersfield when you were just a kid? Tell Amanda I will look for some of the pictures to send her. Great job! AJ & UM

    1. Hey, I would love to see some photos of him in Bakersfield...he talked a lot about those times. I'll be sure to tell him that you sent your congrats, he sure made me proud.