Monday, August 20, 2012

Sherpa Report: Rocky Mountain Tri

As you read about earlier on the blog, Brandon raced his first triathlon without me at the end of July. However, that didn't mean I wasn't there ... I got to be a tri-sherpa!

Brandon already told the story; I'm just here with the photos.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
At the race site the day prior. Notice the elevation.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
Snake on the turf leading to the water.

Silverthorne
Bowling pin target practice.

Silverthorne
Fisherman.

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Pre-race.

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That small black tent? That's where the swim was.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
From the swim start. The "Run Start" was also the swim finish. Yeah, a two minute walk.

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On the other side of the fence.

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Waiting to get into the water.

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"Stupid rocks."

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Gustave the tri dinosaur. Brandon's right behind him.

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Triathletes on the shoreline.

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And we're off!

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
Crawling over the rocks.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
Coming out of the water.

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Off to transition.

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Getting ready to ride.

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Off to go ride.

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Best photo of Brandon EVER.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
Back in trans.

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On an ouchy foot coming down the very looooong trans area.
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Rounding the corner into the finish.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon
Crossing the finish line.

1 comment:

  1. i really liked seeing the photos! My fav is the first one of Brandon, looking good :-)

    You have me at the elevation. I've run the south rim of the Grand Canyon, but I think I need to go north to equal that height. Since I'm a flat lander now, I always think it's "funny" to see a sign about don't run if you are short of breath in places like that. I'm short of breath before I even start running, lol! I still have always gotten it done :-)

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