Saturday, April 4, 2009

4th in AG & what an experience

Well I did it. I successfully completed my first half-Ironman, but by no means did I kill it out there. Quite the contrary. Still, I'm happy enough with my results given this was my first HIM. I finished in 5:40:13, with my worst leg being the run (it was baaad). Believe it or not, that time was good enough to get me 4th place in my age group! And at Cali 70.3, the awards go five deep, so I got a rad little plaque -- I guess you could say I podiumed. Hee hee.

That's me standing in blue at 4th place. I'll take it!! Funny how I'm the only one still in my race outfit. Not all showered and dressed up like the AG winner on the right!

I'll do a full race report later, I'm too tired right now and want to go get frozen yogurt. One thing I'll say: During those hours out on the course today I realized a million things I need to work on in training. That was a hard race, but what a fun learning experience!!

Some Pictures!!

It was absolutely freeeeeeezing in the morning!!

Right before the swim...a surreal moment

T1 was so-so, but I had a fast T2!

Some of my fans :)

Look close and I'm about to cross the finish line!! Whew


  1. Awesome job, girl!! That was some cold ass water!

  2. nice work tawnee - 4th place is killing it, regardless what you say!

  3. Great race. You look very happy with your results. Keep it up.

  4. Great Work Tawnee! 5:40 and 4th in your AG is awesome, especially at that race on that course. You should be VERY proud. And yes, you did podium. I saw it with my own eyes. In fact you stepped right over me on your way to and from the stage. Funny. Great race.

  5. YAY!!!! You did it! Awesome, awesome race. What a comeback. And you're just getting started! So savor it for a few days. I can only imagine how much stronger you'll get in the next few years:-) Great job out there!!

  6. I am so happy for you... LOVE the fotos, that is hilarious that you are standing all raced-out and not dressed-up, your outfit is way cooler! ha ha, more half's to come!! NICE going on the podium!

  7. SUPER! Congrats on a great race! Great pics too....