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Guinea Pig's Done It: NYC Triathlon
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Guinea Pig’s Done It: NYC Triathlon

July 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

On Sunday, July 20th, I participated in 2008 New York City Triathlon. I have greatly anticipated for this big race since last November. I had a blast swimming, biking, and running my tail off!

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Welcome to New York City.

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Picking up my race packet, which included my swim cap and bib number.

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Hudson River…the water I’d be swimming in for the race.

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Another shot of the river…and my kind of girl.

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Transition area…one of them. Bikes must be placed at the proper space in the transition area the day before.

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Final bike tune up.

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Bike (the middle one) is up…and 15 hours before the sound of the gun goes off.

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My age group.

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Swim start.

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Here we go…1 mile in the Hudson River, and stung by jellyfish for the first time.

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Zooming down the West Side Highway.

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While making my way through the race, my friends, Pete and Andy, were making a poster for me in a nearby coffee shop.

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Finishing my 25 miles of biking.

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Heading into the transition area.

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The first mile from the transition area, 79th and Riverside Drive, to Central Park.

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My other great friend, Diana, was looking at the map for a good spectator area to view the race.

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Crossing the finished line…painful? a little…but I felt great! My time was 2:50:10.55, placed 19 out of 61 in my age group, 20~24.

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My time (starting from the left: bib number, name, age group ranking, total time, swim time(1 mile), transition-1 time, bike time(25 miles approx.), transition-2 time, and run time(6 miles approx.).

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Thumb’s up.

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Guinea Pig needed to refuel. I ate everything in sight!

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There they are! My greatest fans!

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No hugs…I was sweaty and sticky (from the humidity and many cups of sports drinks I dumped on myself)…just give me the pound!

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The Sweaty Guinea Pig, a.k.a. “Be Kind, Regine”

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Smile, you are on candid camera!

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It was hot on Sunday. They were sweating just as much. Thanks for coming!

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Cindy and I…she is awesome; brought me a clean towel!

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Sunglasses: $20, Speedo swimsuit: $35, a pair of Asics sneakers: $95, entry fee to NYC Triathlon: $185, friends: Priceless!

Racing in the NYC Triathlon was a humble experience. I saw many physically challenged athletes competing hard; their courage makes me feel grateful for my healthy body. Finishing the race was also rewarding after many months of preparation. I finally have one Olympic distance triathlon under my belt, time to sign up and prepare for the next one.

Next NYC Triathlon: July 12th, 2009.

Dare you to race with the Sweaty Guinea Pig!

Tags: Races · Exercise

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