MIT KIDS TRI RACE REPORT:
This is my second time doing this tri and even though I knew this course (but the run) from the pervious year, it was harder on the bike but more of that later…
So on the way there I had a double chocolate muffin which I think really gave me energy. Then we got there. Skipping to my race start: I was in the third group number 710 so I went after my brother.
I was just about to jump in the pool when my brother had finished. For my swim I did front stroke for 1½ laps and backstroke for the rest. When I got out I was super happy because it was a good swim for me.
I swam the 200 yards in 7:25 good for 355th place.
I felt I had a good transition. In the middle of it a girl kicked over my helmet and towel. My time for it was 2:40.
On the bike in the first mile I stopped because I thought my race bib fell off. I realized that it was still on so I kept going. At first tons of people kept passing me. For the first 3 miles I passed only 1 person. On my second loop I felt much more in control. I passed like 10 people.
I was going an average of 12 mph and was 337 in my age group with a time of 30:04.
On the run I knew this is my element. I was passing people left and right. When I was running I helped inspire other people to keep running. For the last 1/8 of a mile I ran with a 14 year old. He let me beat him at the end, which probably means I beat him in the run. At the end and after I got my ice cream my dad said I should be a runner because my results were 7:19 per mile and 21 in my age group which is 11-15 and I’m eleven.
Race Time: 48:49
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|Jordan, left. Cole, right.|
Guest post by Cole:
We started off the day by having some good ol’ bagels. Driving to the race I tried to sleep but was too excited to. When we got there we had to get our race numbers written on our arms and legs. Also we needed to get our numbers on our helmets.
Then I set up transition. Walking into transition with my carry bag full of NewBalance running shoes, a towel, socks, helmet, running bib and goggles, I kept on thinking what my dad had just said to me, “Put your towel down first, then your sneakers with your socks rolled up in half balls on the top. To the left put your open running bib with numbers face down and helmet overturned, straps to the side on top, and shirt in any open space. When I was finished, I looked at everything one more time, when I was ready I headed back to the side. When we were all done we went inside and waited, and waited and waited some more. Finally after a good 2 hours, it was finally our turn. Let me tell you me one word that describes it all...anxiety. The first group he called was 600-650, and I was 654. I was next. As mygroup walked to the pool everyone fell silent.
The water felt very warm so I was pushing from the start. But within the first lap, I started to tire out. Wheezing, I tried the breast stroke. 2 laps to go, 2 gone. Now in survivor mode, I begin to doggie paddle. 1 1⁄2, 1, 1⁄2 I had finished! Relief quickly spread across my face. (Note: I am not a very good swimmer)
Place overall 351
Sprinting out to transition, I heard the crowd screaming GOOO! Adrenaline pumping through my veins, I skipped drying my feet and got the socks on right away. Shoes, socks, helmet, shirt, and belt on I only needed my bike. Here I go, I said as I climbed onto the bike.
Transition one: 1:59
Turning my first corner there were three people behind me. Turning on to the main street (1 mile) they all had passed me. Pushing and pushing , I passed more, and soon I was in an area by myself. On the second lap I was passing person after person.
When I came into the finish I did a flying dismount and was off.
Overall place: 204
Running into transition, with my bike in hand, I unbuckle my helmet and turned my race bib to the front. “Racer do you need help getting your bike back on the rack”, he said “Or can you do it yourself?”
“Could you do it,” I answered. As he took my bike I put my helmet on the mat took my water bottler out of my water holder, and was on to the run.
Transition two: 1:09
I thought that the run would be the hardest because I had been battling a Stomach Virus since Wednesday. My hypothesis was correct. Out in the sun, with nothing but a warm water bottle, I was barely even running. “I need to push!” I was yelling at myself. Sweat dripping down my face I passed under the New England Patriots blow up helmet and was on the track going into a full on sprint. I saw the finish line,
100,50,25 and I passed through the finish banner! Joy overpassed me.
Overall place: 251
I got a wet and cold towel, a water bottle, and a medal and went to go watch my brother finish
Final Race time: 47:22
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