|Along the bike course in Vernal, Utah|
|The swim location|
|The cowboy dinosaur!|
I had a great bike, the climbing was tough but short - I posted the 3rd fastest time on the bike. A serious rookie mistake when I transitioned to the run, and it cost me a few seconds, my inhaler was in my shoe!! So I went to pull it on and had to stop and yank the inhaler out. In the mean time the second overall girl took off on the run. We were only seconds apart on the bike coming in. Despite seeing her right in front of me the entire run I never could quite close the gap and had to settle for third overall. My run this season has not been nearly as strong as previous years, I only ran a 21 min 5k. Not sure why, altitude maybe?
But the Boulder team cleaned house! Charles took first overall, Dan second overall, I was third overall female, Patrick won his AG and was First Clydesdale, and Lindsay finished her first triathlon ever in 4th AG. She also posted the fastest swim in the AG. Charles also won for the fastest bike split.
|Charles, Laura, Dan, Patrick, and Lindsay|
Charles and I also went on the 'fossil discovery hike' where you can see dinosaur fossils on the cliff side as you hike. Incredible, please go here if you can. Dinosaur, Colorado!!
Lastly, a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park on the way home. Because a race is a great excuse to also travel and see exciting and beautiful things. Like moose! and hiking into the clouds on top of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains!