Monday, September 26, 2011

Daddy's 1st Triathlon!

Sam had his 1st Triathlon last month.  It started crazy early in the morning but the girls were troopers and were happy to cheer daddy on.  It took place at Kaneohe Bay Marine Base, which is a tiny island that is entirely a Marine base.  It is breathtakingly gorgeous there.  Watching the sunrise while my husband was swimming, biking, and running his heart out wasnt a bad way to start off the day.

This was a sprint triathlon.  It consisted of a 500 meter swim, 11.1 mile bike, and 5K run.

Here is the transition area with all the marine helicopters in the background.

 Hubby is in there somewhere waiting for the gun.  I know he was keeping to the back to try and avoid getting submerged in the chaos.

 Getting hosed off after the swim so they dont feel all salty the rest of the race.

Cheering on Daddy while he transitioned to the bike.

I missed the transition off the bike because he came in 10 minutes faster than he thought he would.  But at least we saw him zoom by during the 5K.

Finish time 1 hr 22 mins and 18 sec.  He already cant wait for next year so he can blast that time.

What's better than having this at the finish line?
Well, maybe a shady place to sit with some water, but the hug was a close second :)

 His cheering squad!

Final verdict is:  Daddy is hooked and already signed up for another :)

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