TRIATHLONS AND RACES 2006

Athens YMCA Triathlon
Athens, TX
March 11, 2006
300 meter swim, 14 mi. bike, 5 K run
Time:  1:36.54.
Place:  7 / 15 in Age Group
Weather conditions:  overcast, mild, no wind

Killer
Ready for the Disco Boys?  Coming in to T2 at Athens 2006
Finish
Finshing--Upright!


21st Annual St. Gregory Fun Run, 5K
April 1, 2006
Time:  30:34
Place:  5 / 22 in AG
Course:  Hilly. 
Weather:  sunny and humid.

TriParis
Paris, TX
April 8, 2006
425 yd. swim, 12.2 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Time:  1:30:32
Place:  4 / 5 in Age Group
Weather conditions:  sunny, cold, gusting winds 25-30 mph

Paris Bike 2006
Cold, windy bike ride!
Paris Run 2006
Off to run--wish I could ride that motorcycle!

Paris 2006
Cleaned up and ready to eat burgers!

4th Annual Bookworm Challenge, 5K
April 22, 2006
Time:  30:02 (PB)
Place:  3rd Female Overall, 1st in AG.
Course:  1 long hill in the last mile. 
Weather:  sunny and cool.

Tyler Komen Race for the Cure, 5K.
May 13, 2006
Time:  29:52 (PB)
Place:  13 / 25 in Age Group
Course:  Lots of short, steep hills on red-brick streets.
Weather:  sunny, warm.

Four States Triathlon
Texarkana, TX (Lake Wright Patman)
May 21, 2006
Time:  1:30:52
Place:  4 / 7 Age Group
Course:  Flat, fast.  Choppy water on swim.
Weather:  sunny, warm.

Shoot the Swimmers
"Oh, no!  Dick Cheney!!" (Quote from crowd)
SwimBike
                                            "Well, I didn't drown!"                                                                       "...but can I run?"
Wipe
"Yeah, I can run, but does it hurt!!"
Leave  
There's always next year!


Power Maiden Triathlon
Athens, TX
June 17, 2006
Time:  1:36:16
Place:  6 / 17 in AG (officially 4th in AG because overall open and masters winner were both from my AG)
Course:  Same as Athens YMCA
Weather:  Cloudy, some precip.

Power Maiden 2006
Just glad this one is over:  it starts too damn early (7 a.m.) and the course just kicks my butt.  But my 'mates all did well:  Tammy won her Age Group (of course!); Amanda took first and Lydia third in their AG.  It was also my first triathlon without the other half of "Team Walker" to lean on, but my Mom did an excellent job standing in.  (At least she had fun!)


Jefferson Heritage Triathlon
Jefferson, TX (Lake o' the Pines)
July 16, 2006
Time:  1:59:32, Place: 6/7 in AG
Weather conditions:  Sunny and HOT!!!

Waiting to Go
Ready to swim
Coming Ashore
Okay, Off to Bike
Coming In From Bike
Damn, that Dam Hill was hard!
Closing to Finish
Is that the end ahead?
always Next year
There's always next year??



River Cities Triathlon
Benton, LA
August 6, 2006
Time:  2:01:54 
Place:  52/66 in AG (1,200 participants overall).
Course:  warm lake water; lots of rolling hills on the ride, lots of support on the run.
Weather conditions:  Record heat!  I was in the 9th of 11 swim waves, so I didn't hit the run until after 10 a.m., making it worse.


Swim
Waiting for the canon
Swim Transition
It's always uphill...
Bike Transition
Notice the shoes in my hand:  couldn't run with them on, so I had to carry them.  Awkward!
run
The finish is just ahead--and I don't care if that guy does get there first!
end
There's always next year--and this time I mean it, 'cause this is the last triathlon for me in 2006!



White Rock Half Marathon, Dallas
December 10, 2006
Time: 2:32:37
Place:  overall  3587/4570; women  1771/2522
Weather:  45º, overcast, breezy