The Wagoner Family Activities
Distances* - Swim/Bike/Run
8-10 100 yd/3 mi/1 mi
Wagoner, Lars M.
July 31- Aug 1, 2010 Lars
and Alan each complete a Triathlon!
The Wagoner PRIDE cup is full today! It's official, we have 3 triathletes in the Wagoner house! Anya is showing some interest, maybe next year. Lars wants to do a full sprint or Relay with Alan and Me. I can swim, Alan can kick it on the bike and Lars can do a 5k in under 30. You never know, may be a good idea.
- He did great, it is just amazing
how calm and cool he is throughout the race. Anya is just tickled and
proud. She was right there to cheer Lars along the way whenever he came by.
Alan - The night/day started off with heavy rain and let up about 7am, just as the race was ready to kick off. Alan did the same sprint that Heidi did last year. Alan's start time was 8:12am and he did an awesome job!
Distances* - Run1/Bike/Run2
8-10 .7 mi/3 mi/.7 mi
Results: Approximately 80 kids raced ages 5-17.
Heidi bib 1337 didn't run competitively, but finished smiling.
Lars opted to sign up for the competitive, while I chose recreational run. We neglected to train for the event, but both felt we should give it a go anyway. It was about 45 degrees and raining that morning, so we had to be nuts to be there. There were over 1000 people there in the soccer field and we were standing way in the back of the pool of people. Anya and Alan had just arrived and asking questions about where and when the race starts. I said that I wasn't sure what was going on and not really sure where to start. At that moment a big air horn went off and the pool of people began to run towards the woods. We all looked at each other and I told Lars that was it, time to hit it. Off we went.
That was the last I saw Lars for 28 minutes. He was weaving and tunneling his way through the masses as we all fed into a 10 ft wide muddy trail. It was tough to navigate the herd and break through, but after 6 minutes it was beginning to thin out a bit. I was jogging away and the "snap", I felt it just behind my knee at the top of my left calf. Oh, it was painful. I could barely walk. I went to the side and massaged and stretched for a bit. I then was able to walk and was torn about going on or heading back. I really wanted to do this race. I thought, even if I walk it I can finish. So I walked a good 10 min and stopped to stretch again. I then did a light jog for a while and kept up that routine to the end, adding a little more jog here and there.
The run was a 2 mile big loop and then a 1.2 mile inner loop, so they crossed by each other at one point. 28 min in to the run, I had just passed the 2 mile mark and coming towards me on the other side was Lars. He had less than 1/4 mile to the finish. I yelled out his name and said I was proud of him. He yelled back "I am proud of you too mommy, you are doing great!" Ah, what a sweetie! about 15 min later I approached the up hill finish and saw Alan, Anya and Sue Ellen cheering me on. Then a few feet further up was Lars. He was so happy! Lars had finished so fast that Alan and Anya didn't see him come in. Lars waited just where I asked him to, until he saw me come in. It was muddy, wet, cold and a load of fun. I must say, I don't think I have ever run in 2 inches of soggy wet mud, but I guess that is why it is the Reindeer Romp! Until next year.
My Race Results: 472 people ran the race. Overall
women I placed 183.
131 for the swim, 151 for bike and 184 for Runs. Looks like I need to work on that RUN. :-) better sign up for another one.
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