I completed my first triathlon last Sunday and had a blast! I finished the Sprint distance at the Woody's RV World Triathlon in Red Deer Alberta
Just like everybody told me in this site - there were all shapes and sizes out there and I fit right in.
My swim was 750 m and was in an outdoor 50m pool -I took a smidge under 20 minutes which was great for me since my previous fastest was 22 minutes. The bike was 53 minutes for 20k which was a little slower than I thought I was going - I was passing people all over the place, I pushed hard down the hills and not just up the hills, kept my cadence up etc. My run was awesome : 27 minutes for my 5'9" 180 pound self is way faster than I used to be. I felt really strong and even went for a run with my running partner on Monday after school (felt a little sluggish but not sore) - maybe I should have pushed even harder during the race :o
I don't have all my exact times - we didn't have anything to write them down with handy so my husband said "it'll be on the website soon" and I am impatiently waiting :D It was very well organized and well set up for first timers - highly recommend it.
The best part was my husband beaming away whenever I went by and then the kids yelling "Go Mom go!" and friends cheering me on - today at school (I'm a teacher) they even mentioned it in the announcements - they are very proud. They've watched me drop 100 pounds over the last 2 years and they are amazingly supportive!
Looking for the next event now...............