IronHubs competed in the TBF Racing Half Iron Triathlon today and, needless to say, completely ROCKED his race! This was his second half-iron distance race – he did the HIT III last year with similarly spectacular results. Here’s our day in pictures:
Pre-race selfie from a strange angle. I’m covered in sunblock, wearing our family team shirt, got my backpack full of snacks and cowbells, and have IronHubs’ wedding ring around my neck. He says he’s afraid of losing it in the lake (he lost wedding ring #1 many, many years ago), but I suspect he’s trying to pick up chicks in his sexy wetsuit. “Hey, baby, swim here often?”
The swim did not go well. All the pics I took of IronHubs coming out of the water make him look angry and a little bit mean (which he totally is NOT), so here’s a pic in transition. You can sort of see in the background that – *ahem* – there aren’t very many other bikes still there. 1.2 mile swim = 41:58, T1 = 1:57
Which he totally did!! His projected bike split was 2:55, but his actual time was 2:44!!! He was probably something like 50th out of the water, but came in somewhere in the top 20 off the bike – woo hoo!
I’m unbelievably proud of this guy!
Also, a huge congrats to all my Hood to Coast girls – I’m loving all the updates and can’t wait to read complete race reports!!
And be safe out there if you’re getting a visit from Irene this weekend!