Thursday, July 29, 2010

She TRI'd!!

Madison competed in her first triathlon last Saturday and had a great time. It was made more fun by having friends to do it with. A big thank you to my friend Karin for capturing the photos for us. It is a bit hard to take pictures when the memory card is in your computer at home. OOOPS!!!

Ready to start the swim in cold Lake Wilderness. Madison was really excited about the swim cap. I think it made her feel very important and professional:-)

The "swim" was 75 yards through waist - shoulder deep water. Madison could have easily swam it but said she thought it would be faster to walk because the water was deeper. Not sure that is very logical, but the majority of kids did walk. I think putting their face in the cold, murky lake water may have been a bit intimidating. Something to work on for next time!

The bike portion was next with a 2 mile ride. Our Lopez Island ride was good preparation for that. Click HERE to see a good picture of her ride.

On to the 1/2 mile run. She started out strong but then a side ache slowed her down a bit.

Congratulations and the post-race talk with daddy

Thumbs up for a fun race. I think they definitely will be doing more in the future and Nora is excited to participate too.


Holly said...

Congratulations to Madison, that is AWESOME! Cole is doing his first one next Sunday...I can't wait!

ANDREA said...

I love this! Way to go Madison.

Anonymous said...

Super job, Madison! (and Mom for setting the example). Peggy

Amy said...

That is so great! I love all the pictures, she looks so proud:)

jcm said...

Woo Hoo!! Way to go Madison.

Heather said...

So cool! What a great race for kids!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh. That is the cutest thing ever. I totally agree about swim caps. Love them. Madison has totally inspired me tri!