Lake Meridian Triathlon 2013

I thought it was quite nice of them to organize a triathlon down the street from me right on the morning of my 31st birthday. I knew from the beginning of the summer that I would participate again this year, and trained for the sprint length triathlon, an extra quarter mile swim on top of the super sprint distances I did last year.
I am proud to say I participated in each of the Wednesday night training sessions with Raise the Bar, for which I needed to purchase a tri wetsuit. Every other week we would do mock races. We had the option to swim up to a mile, in quarter mile increments, followed by a 2k or 3k run. During the swim-only sessions we could choose between a coached workout, or technique training. I opted for the technique training each time, and not only did I improve my stroke quite a bit, but also learned how to sight and swim straight, and worked on establishing a rhythm as I swim to improve efficiency.
Going into the race, I felt that the cycling portion, which was my strongest leg last year, was my weakest this year, due to a lack of training, and more of a focus on swim technique and running. My “commuter” bike that I used this year is far lighter than my hybrid bike, and the tires are much thinner. Still, I only managed to shave off about 3 minutes from my cycling time. Thanks to the mock race sessions, my body was far more adapted to multi-sport sessions, and I spent far less time in transition huffing and puffing!

My overall times:

Anna Batorsky

Swim: 17:03.3

T1: 3:45.3

Bike: 56:59.7

T2: 1:21.6

Run: 29:33.9

Total: 1:48:43.8

Oh, and I still like real food before, during and after my race!

On that note, of course my claim to fame on the video is a camera pan of me munching on a pancake… which I waited about an hour and a half after I finished the race to eat because the line was so long!

2012 Lake Meridian Triathlon Results!

My overall time is 1:48:01.2 broken down into:

Swim: 9:51.9

T1: 3:59.8

Bike: 1:00:36

T2: 2:32.1

Run: 31:01.4

Results for the entire race can be viewed here, and some (but not all) photos here! Once all the photographers send links to the photos I will find a nice one and buy it!

39 Anna Batorsky 434 30 F 30-34 9:51.9 3:59.8 1:00:36.0 2:32.1 31:01.4