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My first triathlon

August 18, 2008

Last weekend I competed for the first time in the Sprint Triathlon in North East, MD. It was riotous fun and the six months of training paid off: I finished 29th overall and 6th in my category. So now I’ll practice for the full Olympic Triathlon for the next season.

First Timer – Male
2 1:25:03 PRENDERGAST, ADAM 283 First Timer
7 1:29:54 FISHER, TODD 239 First Timer
10 1:33:22 FEASLEY, ROBERT 279 First Timer
18 1:35:06 ROBINSON, CHARLES 277 First Timer
20 1:35:14 WATSON, ANDREW 245 First Timer
21 1:35:14 KILLY, QUINN 242 First Timer
29 1:36:46 MACHALEK, PAVEL 258 First Timer
31 1:36:55 ERLE, WILLIAM 266 First Timer
41 1:38:56 STEENHOEK, MATTHEW 269 First Timer
42 1:39:06 MCGUIRE, PHILIP 271 First Timer

4 Comments leave one →
  1. gasdocpol permalink
    August 18, 2008 2:35 pm

    The “Olympic Distance” triathlons are fun too. After 25 miles of riding a bike up and down hills, for the first mile of the run you feel as if your legs are made of rubber because the blood is still in the cycling muscles.

  2. ivanmladek permalink*
    August 18, 2008 3:00 pm

    Thanks, Gasdocpol, I know the run is the killer. My feet nearly gave away after the bike and I need to concentrate on the running a lot more. Do you know any good online guide for the sprint to olympic upgrade?

  3. laura permalink
    August 20, 2008 5:37 pm

    Who is the photographer who so deftly captured you in midstride flying over the ground during transition? Interesting that we know you came in 6th in your category as that is stated but if you count the number of male first timers before you on the list, you would be number 7. why is that? Also, the blog on Frodeno keeps crashing on me. . .any knowledge as to why?

  4. Karolyn permalink
    September 2, 2008 1:37 am

    You did it, Pavel, you finally made it. A big, hearty ‘congratulations’ to you. I’m sure it was not easy but it is something that you will never forget. I wish you told me in advance, I would have cheered you on :)

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