Sunday, August 3, 2008

Taconic biathlon -aug 3






I dragged myself up this morning to my favorite event --the Taconic RRC summer biathlon --a low-key run 3 miles-swim 1/2 mile event ---since this is what I do almost every day -run followed by a swim, I figured I could get through it after a 45 mile run without much damage --it turns out that the weather was so gorgeous, and humidity low after yesterday that I felt good on the run. I started in the back of the back with Lee and l slowly passed a bunch of teenagers (who couldn't run fast but could swim like no tommorrow) --this is a beautiful rolling course from Sycamore Lake (complete with Cat Tails and Queen Annes lace) which goes out an back and finishes on the beach of the lake.--I finished in 23:50 and took off running shoes, put goggles on (had just worn bathing suit to run) and walked in --wow! warm and beautiful temps. The swimming part is not as easy as it sounds because you are breathing heavily from the run and also my arms ere tired from running --but I felt good and remembered to use my legs to kick (which don't do in training) -we rounded 2 orange bouys then straight shot in --I had to breast-stroke around a few me ho were 'drowning' --done in 12 minutes, for total time of 36 or so minutes. Because top triathlete Julie cook (also 50) came in second overall, I won my age group and got a fun towel. Saw Lisa from Wolfpit RC and saw all the taconic people... Lee did awesome -Ed stood in water taking photos of people diving in.

8 comments:

PamJoyHarrison said...

Great job Emmy!

Rob Leder said...

Wow, Emmy - I thought you were just going there to volunteer this morning! Pretty amazing to win your age group in a biathlon the day after a 12-hour ultra. I was thinking of not running at all today, but now I feel like a slacker...

Just_because_today said...

Most of the times the swim is first to avoid having the swimmer be too tired after the other events. Glad you did so well!!!

DawnB said...

congratulations Emmy, you're amazing!!

Laura said...

How do you do so many races?! Truly impressive, and congratulations on the age group win!!!

Tammy said...

Emmy,

You continue to amaze me with all your athletic events. My pitiful first 10 miler after VT 100 pales in comparison to all your activities.

Congratulations on your age group win! You are awesome!

Tammy

rundangerously said...

i feel like such a wimp for not going up there with you :(

Ryan said...

Thx for ur comments over on my blog! Gosh you don't slow down for a minute... Congrats on doing a 12 hour run and then finishing the weekend off with a biathlon, maybe I’ll catch-up with you at NYC Marathon.

Cheers