The race it's self is pretty small. I think 250 participants. 3 mile run, 11 mile bike, 2 mile run. I did this race in 2009 so I had at least that to compare my new results with. I was a whole minute slower. But lest you think I've been slacking let me assure you that I haven't. Actually they changed the last 2 mile run course. I think. Anyways - the real fun part was this:
Senator Scott Brown was there and he was the announcer. I figured I go up and introduce myself, which I did.
He was smiling and was gracious. He's is one cute guy. When the gun went off I was able to pass many runners (including the senator). Yes. I did. I wasn't lightening fast like I usually am :). I averaged just under 7s. My T times were good. Under a minute for each. Of course it's easy to do that in this kind of race. On the bike I got passed but only by a couple of people. A huge improvement in my mind. I distinctly remember getting passed by A WOMAN and two men including senator Scott Brown.
So here I am on the 2 mile run and I see the gal who passed me on the bike. I'm just going to run her down so I do. Then I see the senator and he keeps looking back to see who is coming. I thought that was strange but regardless I hunted him down as well. As I was passsssing and waving (just kidding) he said "good job" and to be honest I was working so hard I had to say "what? ".. He repeated his polite words and I said thanks. My bike average was 18.5 I think (the measurements are off). My last 2 miles were just under 7s as well. I was 4th woman overall and 2nd my age group.
I was mostly thrilled because I knew my focus was present and I was ready to kill. Regardless of my time (which was good) it matters more that my brain is in the game right now. I'm ready to play!