Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL Spectator Report

This was one heck of a weekend for the P family.  No sooner had the dust cleared on my final duathlon of the summer than we were back at Rancho Seco for two more races – Little Boy competed in the TRI for KIDS series championships and IronHubs did the TRI for REAL Olympic distance.  In all my excitement, I ended up taking like a bajillion photos of the day, but I’ve pared it down for you (though it might not seem like it)!  First up, Little Boy, who was racing for the first time as an 11-year old (which meant his swim was 3x as long as it was just last month as a 10-year old).  150 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 008Ready to rock and roll.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 013The traditional calf photo.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 040“The Blender” swim start.  If you’re interested, you can pick out Little Boy right in the middle of the photo, wearing red goggles.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 047Swim time: 2 minutes, 38 seconds, T1:  1 minute, 30 seconds (which is faster than any transition I’ve ever done!)

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 058Let’s go for a ride!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 072Just 15 minutes and 48 seconds later, Little Boy is done with the bike leg.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 082His T2 was only 30 seconds!!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 090Sprinting to the finish…

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 100Giving it everything he’s got…

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 106DONE!!  One mile run time:  6 minutes, 48 seconds.  Total time:  27 minutes, 4 seconds!!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 108“That was HARD!!”

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 110IronHubs was just about to get into the water, but of course he had time to congratulate Little Boy.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 1612nd Place AG!!  First Place was ONE SECOND faster, Third Place was two seconds slower – now that is some fierce competition!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 173For kids who competed in all three races of the series, they totaled finishing placements and awarded the title of Series Champion to the top finisher in each AG.  Little Boy won!!!

As if one awesome race wasn’t enough excitement for the day, IronHubs was off on his Olympic-distance adventure just moments after Little Boy crossed the finish line:

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 022IronHubs’ bib number was double lucky!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 030Calf pic!  Yes, seriously, we take this picture every. single. time.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 116Easily my favorite photo of the day.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 132Swim Time – 29:50

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 144Running out for his bike ride.  The racks are never that full when I get out of the water…

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 195Sweet flying dismount!  Official results include T1 time plus bike time – 1:08:56.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 215Leaving T2 running strong and looking determined!

This video does a nice job capturing just how hot, dusty and desolate the run course is.  Plus, it shows IronHubs passing another guy.  Run time plus T2 time – 40:58.

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 241Finish Time – 2:19:44!!  Just a little off his PR time, but good enough for 24th place OVERALL and…

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 263Third Place AG!!!

TRI for KIDS and TRI for REAL 255It’s not real until you post it on the internet!

8 comments:

Kara said...

Wow, 6:48 is a super fast mile for a little kid! Well, super fast for anyone! Also, I love that your whole family does this stuff. :)

Running Ricig said...

Your kids are so freaking awesome. If I ever have kids, I really hope they love exercise and competing like your family does!

Christi said...

Congratulations to your family! You guys had a great weekend of racing.

Aimee said...

That is so awesome! Congrats to your little man and Ironhubs!! :)

Laurie said...

So incredibly awesome! I love the pic of Iron Hubs congratulating Little Boy... even though his back is to the camera you can tell how excited Little Boy is. Big congrats to the family of trophy winners and series champion?! Don't think it gets much cooler than that!!

Char said...

Little boy is FAST> Congrats to both of them on such a great result. You're such a competitive family you'll have to build an extension on the house for all your awards.

Alma said...

What a great race!!! Way to go P family. My little guy is 2. How soon can I get him doing this stuff? Next year?

ratherthecouch said...

Oh my, the father-son pics are way too cute! I'm so jealous of the sporty family!