Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scofield Triathlon

Finally we are getting our photos from our summer of training for triathlons on the blog. This was my first Triathlon, Jameson took 3rd in his age division and 8th overall. I took 15th in my age division and we won't mention what I placed overall. :) Jameson says it was great for my first one but I still think I could have done better.... and I did place much better in my second triathlon.

Yuba Triathlon
This Is Jameson collecting his prizes for winning 1st place overall in the Sprint distance. He had to really push it hard to get this award. As he told the story of how he finished in 1st, it was pretty awesome. As most of you know his legs aren't very long, to his disadvantage when it comes to running. Nearing the end of the triathlon, during the running portion, he knew first place was between him and one other guy with significantly longer legs, knowing that he knew he couldn't just pace it to keep up with this other guy and then run hard at the end because he knew that with the other guys legs he could definitely run faster. So he pushed it hard throughout the whole 3 mile run as hard as he could. The unfortunate part: the volunteer helpers accidentally sent him running down the wrong path "thinking he was running the Olympic distance" (which is twice the distance of the Sprint) and he had to make his way back to the course, taking him longer, he came back onto the trail just in time to meet up with his competitor, bumbed out but determined not to let that fail him he ran with everything he had left and kicked some serious trash!

As for me I took 8th in my age division in my second triathlon EVER... I was pretty excited.

Just a fun side note: the Distance of a Sprint course is 1/2 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike, 3 mile run approximately. The Olympic distance (which I have yet to do but Jameson usually does) is twice the distance of the Sprint which would be 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike ride, 6 mile run.


Mandi and Ben said...
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Mandi and Ben said...

Jameson's hair really was two look so proffesional!