Saturday, September 13, 2008


I had a lot of fun today... Isn't what matters in the end? I think so too! =)

Swim 750m
It was my first open water swim ever and we were doing it in the Olympic bassin the site of the Olympic rowing events during the 1976 Olympic Games. It was very cold and pretty much everybody was wearing a wetsuit... I have yet to purchase one since it is so expensive and was wearing my speedo! It was very cold at first and I was panicking a little bit with everyone swimming on me. It took me a while to feel comfortable in the water. I swam about 3 mins slower than at my last tri.

Swim time = 18:07, pace = 2:25/100m

Bike 20K
We were doing 4 loops of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve the site of Montreal's Formula 1 Grand Prix. I was very very careful with my laps count and was dedicated to NOT mess it up this time.

So, I did my first lap and saw my Dad at the end of the lap. I yelled at him but he never looked at me... I looked at the time 10 mins! I'm like WOW! I'm fast, this is good =)

At the end of the 2nd lap, I see my Dad again and decided to wave like crazy on the bike.... everybody else around him saw me except him.... good god he's a bad supporter lol

At the end of the 3rd lap, I was doing all I could so that he could see me which involved yelling and waving and he FINALLY SAW ME!! YAY! Even captured this following picture (I'm in orange):

At the end of 4 laps I was around 39 mins, I was smoking fast and very happy about it!!

Bike time = 44:24, pace = 27.0 Km/h

Run 5K
The run was great, I was not feeling as exhausted as I felt in my last tri. It was hot but I was determined to not slow down. I also finished 3 mins faster than a month ago! =) I am pretty happy about this segment because I was finally feeling strong on a run in a triathlon, mini victory for me here.

Run = 33:18, pace = 6:40 min/Km

Total time was 1:35:47

Which is only 3 mins slower than my last sprint tri where I messed up one of the loops on the bike!

Thanks to my Dad for coming with me and being there to cheer... when he could see me LOL


Running~Jordan said...

woooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo! Great job!

Runner Leana said...

Fantastic job on your race!!!

Running Knitter said...

Yay! Congrats on a great job!

Arcane said...

Well done!

Girl on Top said...

Great job on the tri!

BeachRunner said...

Way to go! Excellent result and even better to have your Dad there to share it with you.

Trishie said...

Great job Sonia! And wtg on your first open water swim --- that's a big accomplishment :)

Marcy said...

YAY Sonia!! That's awesome! CONGRATS chica!! I love that photo, it looks so sports like (Ok that was a bad word for it but I can't think of the word I want LOL)

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time, and did a great job! Congrats on a successful race. Any more this year?

Sonia said...

I do believe that was my last tri! =( sniff... I loved it!!

Thanks everybody, revenge was really SWEET after me messing up at the last one =)

She Who Makes Waves said...

Awesome job! You should be very proud!

Laurel said...

YAY SONIA!!! Awesome job!!! Great job on the strong run at the end!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Great job and good job of counting to four. Did you count in French?

b said...

Fantastic result Sonia with the Tri last Saturday! Very nice job with you first OWS especially with no wetsuit...I could never do this :-)

I'm also very jealous that the biking portion Gille V. F1 race course...awesome especially since I am a Formula One Fanatic!

Woohoo Sonia :-)