Tugaloo Olympic Distance Triathlon, Lavonia, GA – Sept 13th

This is one of my favorite end of the season races! I have done it about 10 times, winning it a couple of years. It is not an easy race, a hilly bike course that can be windy and a hilly, hot run. I love the swim in Lake Hartwell. My swim time was 24, the bike 1:18, and the run a 46:11. Since this is a time trial start race it is hard to know what place you are in while racing. For once I was chasing someone, instead of being chased. This helped me to run a little faster. However, I did not gain enough time on her and so I finished 2nd overall with a time of 2:31:07. This race was strange for me because I lost my voice two days before it, could not speak above a whisper. I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics, but they did not help. I felt okay otherwise so I decided to race and just see how it goes. I was happy with my race and even won a pair of Mizuno running shoes for the fastest transitions for women!