Friday, December 25, 2009

Anthem Triathlon! Results

So... a little late, but here are the results from the Anthem Triathlon 3 weeks ago...

My friend did this triathlon last year, and that was my only goal: I wanted to beat his time. I am proud to say I smoked him! We were just about even on everything but the run, where I made up almost 5 minutes. That was kind of weird to me, because I hate running!

I convinced my dad to do it with me, and he did really well. He got first place! ... in his weight & age group...

This is me and dear ol' dad right before the race started, freezing our butts off.

Neither of us realized the swim was going to be outdoors! They did heat the pool, but waiting outside with a swimming suit and a swim cap was not fun.

7 minutes later and still smiling ...

Heading down the finish line!

Apparently they assign race numbers alphabetically, because my dad and I had consecutive numbers. Every where we went, people thought they were so clever... "hey you guys know each other? Huhuhu..." Yeah we know each other; aside from the fact that our numbers are right next to each other, we just happen to look like each other. Good job, smart guy.

My aunt and uncle live in Anthem, they came to cheer me across the finish line. Their (super cute) kids made me signs "Go Big D!" Turns out it worked for my dad (Danny) too!

My dad crossing the finish line. The run was pretty tough for him, not because he didn't train for it, but because halfway through it, he managed to get a giant straight pin stuck through the bottom of his shoe that poked him every time he took a step!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Anthem Triathlon!

This Saturday I am competing in the Anthem Holiday Classic Triathlon! It's a Sprint level, which means it won't be quite as long as the Bear Lake tri. It's a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run through Anthem.

The best part is that I convinced my dad to run it with me, so he'll be out there too! We'll take lots of pictures (hopefully they'll turn out this time), and I'll try to keep track of my goggles!

It starts at 9:00 at the Anthem Community Center (41130 N. Freedom Way), hope to see you there!