Sunday, June 26, 2011

Breath of Life Triathlon - Ventura, CA

     This weekend, Leonie and I headed up to Ventura, CA for a triathlon.  Leonie was running the Olympic distance and I was doing the Sprint.  The weather was absolutely perfect (perhaps a bit chilly early in the morning, but warmed up by the time we started).  
Leonie and I pre-race
Getting her gear set-up

Final adjustments before heading into the water

And they're off!!!  This is the 34 and under Olympic distance group.

     Leonie took 2nd Place overall for females (that's 2nd out of 119 females!) and 1st Place in her age group!!!  She's pretty much a stud :-)!  I finished 7th out of 25 in my age group and 42nd out of 128 females overall in the Sprint distance.  

Hopefully the website will post pictures soon, but for now, the above photos are all I've got.  

For those that remember, I ran my first sprint triathlon back in November and below you can see how I did when you compare the races...though it's difficult because the distances didn't match up exactly.  

Bluewater Triathlon - 7 Nov 2010
Swim (.6k) - 13:07 (23:51 min per km)
T1 - 3:31
Bike (15k) - 28:27 (1:54 min per km)
T2: 1:05
Run (4k) - 24:27 (6:07 min per km)
Total Time - 1:10:35

Breath of Life - Jun 26, 2011
Swim (.75k) - 14:28 (19:17 min per km)
T1 - 3:42
Bike (20.4k) - 45:30 (2:14 min per km)
T2 - 1:44
Run (5k) - 25:37 (5:07 min per km)
Total Time - 1:31:00

So, better on the swim and run and worse on the transitions and the bike.  Guess I know what I need to work on now!


  1. Great job Jess! Looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Agree with Lynsey...great job! Looks like someone needs to practice their transitions:)