Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Littlest Geek's Second Triathlon - The Story

If you haven't watched the video of his triathlon go here and watch it. (and then come back and tell me how wonderful the editing was. Oh, Thank you.)

Now for the story behind the video.

The Geek family arose early on race day. (Well Mr. Geek, the Littlest Geek and I did, the other two slept in.) We arrived at the race location early, but not as early as some of the even more obsessed families. We picked up the race number, marked the race number on the Littlest Geek and went to stake out our transition area.

As race time approached they opened the pool for warm ups. LG did a 100 IM his traditional warm up. (The 100 IM is one length of the pool of each stroke, Back Stroke, Butterfly, Breast Stroke and Freestyle.) Most people use the freestyle for their race, but sometimes LG's fastest stroke is his Breaststroke.

After Warmups, we met and learned about the course. LG's age group swam 3 lengths of the pool (75 yards), two laps of the bike route (2 miles) and two laps of the Run (1 mile).

As usual the swim went well and LG was about the fifth kid out of the pool.

Next came the bike portion. LG had his new road bike and he rocked the course. In fact maybe he rocked the bike course a bit too much. Because...

He started the run strong and as he approached the big hill got a stitch in his side. Ouch! He slowed to a walk and then a crawl and then he stopped. Mr. Geek ran to the rescue. They walked slowly for a portion of the course, while LG vowed never to run another triathlon. However, the second time up the big hill, he found his second wind and as you can see in the video, he finishes strong. (That is Mr. Geek running behind him up the hill trying to catch up.)

Final Time 28 minutes 48 Seconds.



Kathryn said...

I know you are proud of LG and your hub, too! LG is just precious. All of this is so good for him.

Damama T said...

AWESOME! Congratulate him for me, please!

American in Norway said...

THat is so very cool.. you must be proud! Thanks for popping by my blog today!