Sunday, September 28, 2008

Smackdown at Elephant Butte!

Had a very fun and tiring day! End result was 5th OA woman and 1st AG 30-34. But, of course, more importantly was the matchup with this guy:



I won the smackdown by 6:45, most of it on the swim (not surprisingly since Paulo has been in the pool about 1 time in 3 years). I narrowly took the bike and he narrowly took the run. Oh yeah, and he would like to spin it that he actually won, since he had a faster run, T1 and T2, while I just beat him in the swim and bike. Good try ;-)

Smiles all around after the race!



A couple notes about the race (because I'm too tired for a report)

- Paulo achieved the ultimate goal for any triathlon. Puking at the finish line. How great is your timing to be able to leave it all on the course and still finish strong BEFORE losing the past 3 miles worth of gatorade in the sand after the timing mat?? Priceless I tell you!

- Racing at 5000 feet after training at sea level is HARD

- I love racing with an aerohelmet! THANK YOU WILL!!!!!!

- Misha is the greatest race sherpa in the whole world. Thank you!



- Elephantman triathlon is the best run race that I have experienced. Top notch, especially for such a small event (225 competitors).

- That course is FREAKING HARD. Yes. HARD!

Quote of the day:

Paulo (before the swim): "I think maybe this would be a good time to tell you that the farthest I have ever swam in open water is 1500m" (Race was a tad over 1 mile)

More pics and full report to follow...

9 comments:

Paris said...

Didn't know Paulo was such a NASCAR fan...

Danny Montoya said...

Great job Jodie!!! It is always cool to look at the results of a local race and see someone's name not from this area :-)

sedi said...

"- Paulo achieved the ultimate goal for any triathlon. Puking at the finish line. How great is your timing to be able to leave it all on the course and still finish strong BEFORE losing the past 3 miles worth of gatorade in the sand after the timing mat?? Priceless I tell you!"

Does he still do this?
This is what we can call a "Paulo Classic"! :-D

Judy said...

Good job girl!! I was waiting for this report - it was the first thing I thought of after my long brick yesterday! LOL!!

Bob Almighty said...

I don't know about puking at the finish being the sign of the ultimate effort, I always though it was a sign of undertraining, improper nutrition, or a gastro intestinal virus.

All that being said congrats on dusting Paulo!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Puking at the finish line is priceless. Awesome! I've never done it myself, but I've dodged it a couple of times.

Great job with the race. If you loved that altitude, you'll have to come to Arizona next summer and do the Mountainman triathlon. It's at 7,000ft on a hilly course. It's also very well organized.

Rest up!

Brian said...

did someone at least get him puking on film? That would be a shame if you didn't. Nice job beating him. I hope you were humble. Most guys are pretty competitive.

triguyjt said...

great job jodi....

congrats on the age group win and such a strong posting overall too...!!!!!

JenC said...

I told you that you could do it. Congrats! Glad you had fun!