Burley Spudman 2013 – A little older and a little faster!
Awesome Friend Paulee
I’ve told you about my awesome friend, Paulee.She talked me in to joining her for a team
effort in the Burley Spudman Triathlon last year.It is a beast!Paulee did the first two legs, swimming a
mile in the Snake River and then biking 25 miles! She is also a beast! I ran the last six miles.We thought we were pretty cool last year when
we won our age group – until we broke our trophies!Read about it here.
Spudman. Did I mention we are in the oldest team age group?Sometimes you can get more competitive as you
age because you move into an older group.Ya, we don’t have that luxury to look forward to.Fortunately, you don’t have to win to get a
trophy. You just have to finish in the top three.(We really wanted another trophy since both
of ours are broken.) We knew the competition was going to be tough and kept
telling each other that we were doing it for fun, to keep in shape for snow and
water skiing, and we just needed to finish.
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Experience is invaluable.Last year I was nervous for nearly two hours before it was necessary.This year I knew I had more time to get prepared
for the run and I stayed much more calm waiting for Paulee to return on the
bike.My tummy was happy about
that.Paulee’s swim was FAST and she
really cut time on her swim to bike transition – opting to forgo socks and
gloves this time.The weather was
cool.It even rained a bit during the run.I was equipped with my new light Pearl Izumi runners and I was able to manage my mid-run fuel better.I ran my fastest 10K thus far!
Three must be our lucky number this year.We cut three minutes off our time from last
year and we placed 3rd in our age group – good enough to get another
coveted Spudman Trophy!
The best part?That
would be doing something I love with a friend I love.That, and all the obnoxious bragging we do to