|Me and the Hubby with friends after the Bozeman Triton Sprint Triathlon 2011|
I was hooked after that and ended up racing quite a bit in the 3 years we lived in Hawaii. My final race there was the Xterra World Championships on Maui. I had a 101 degree fever and walking pnuemonia, it was awesome! In an earlier blog I posted about getting my butt kicked by a beautiful guy with one leg, yep that was THAT race. I love character building experiences! It was fun though, and felt really good to qualify and travel for something that I was passionate about. I made it into the newspaper for being the very last biker to make it through the bike course before the closed the course. You had to finish each portion of the course in a certain time of they wouldn't let you finish. Mountain biking was NOT my strong point, but I did pass about 60 people on the run so I was proud of myself.
|The 2002 Xterra World Championship|
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii - October 27, 2002Women's Division Results
Swim - .93 MilesBike - 18.6 MilesRun - 6.8 Miles
Place Name Swim Bike Run Overall
11 Caryn Moxey :32:50 03:02:27 01:01:44 4:37:01
See? Slow bike, not as slow run.
Over the years I have gone through phases of intense triathlon training and burnout, plus having a kiddo sort of dampened my enthusiasm for hardcore commitment for a few years. With the building of our new gym and my hubby as business partner he decided it would be a good idea for us to train for something "real". His words, not mine... So here we are on the path to completing 70.3 miles on our own manpower in 10 weeks. YIKES 10 WEEKS! I will be back soon.. I've got work to do.