I had decided to partake in a little Dirty Doo in hopes to work on my mountain biking and running. It was more challenging than I had anticipated. All of the events began at the same time, but some turned right on the levee, some turned left, and some turned around before ever reaching it. It was a little unnerving for those of us who don't listen well or retain information. I really didn't want to run or bike more than I needed to.
I had hoped to draft off of Lizzard in my first two miles, but that thought quickly went away as she left me eating her asphalt from the start. I settled into my slow but steady pace and watched as most of my FitBirds passed me by. I was actually quite pleased to see that I was running about a 10 min pace and wasn't completely miserable doing so.
|Pre Race: Lizzard, Coug, Recruit Bush, |
Crash, Kitty, Smiles, Dr. Roboto
|New MTB shoes, waiting to be worn|
|FitBird Molly-Ween: Crowe, COOg, Koko, Polly, Karin|
Smiles, Walsh, Kate
Transition only consisted of removing my helmet and running out, but for some reason that seemed to take much longer than it should have. I passed by my cheering squad one more time and tried to focus my thought on anything other than my tired legs. I didn't fare as well over these last two miles and found that I had to walk at times. The last mile wasn't as bad as I had finally found my legs again, but there wasn't much left in the tank to sprint to the end, even with a cheering section.
The FitBirds cleaned up ~ winning pretty much every award short of the free mountain bike door prize. I actually was pretty confident someone would get that too just by the sheer number of us present at the end. It was a fun day, a great race, and we are already working on the next group adventure.
|Docs in A Box/Doc Duo: Crash and Roboto|
2nd Place Relay 'Lil Voo Doo
|Wild Thangs: Lizzard and Kitty|
1st Place Relay 'Lil Voo Doo
Grand Master 2 Mile Jack-O-Lantern Run
1st Place 60-64 'Lil Voo Du
2nd Place 25-29 Big Voo Du
First Place Masters Dirty Voo Du
1st Place 40-44 Dirty Voo Du
|FitBirds In the House:|
(top) Recruit Ellen Bush (2nd Place 50-54 'Lil Voo Du), Dr. Roboto, Crash, Smiles, Joyce
(bottom) Migrated Mary, COOg, FitDix Jay (1st Place 44- 49 Big Voo Du), Lizzard