Saturday, January 27, 2007

First Race Report

Women of the herd: Behold the first race report of 2007! Is there a prize for getting to the starting line first? Nah, didn’t think so…

A triathlete friend of mine convinced me to sign up for an indoor Computrainer time trial at a coaching facility south of Madison. In spite of the urging from the folks at to make sure I brought my sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat, overwhelming exposure to the sun’s rays did not prove to be a factor—although, with insufficient fans to cover the 4 Computrainers, it did get very hot very quickly. My avatar up on the screen had a much nicer looking butt than I do, so that was a bit demoralizing. The rolling 10K course also felt suspiciously slow for the simulated grades they were claiming. My average speed was nowhere near where I’d like to see it, and I was not able to get up to my maximum heartrate (at least…I hope that wasn’t my max!), which was supposed to be the whole point of this exercise. Finally, as I neared the finish, this cow avatar was standing on the road in front of me. I thought I was going to smash into it (you can’t steer on these darn simulators!), so I slowed up a bit, but then it stepped aside at the last moment. Thankfully, the race ended before I succumbed to heat exhaustion or wandering cattle, and apparently I set a new record for the women (at this small coaching facility—no biggie).

Looking forward to seeing the local members of the herd at tomorrow’s movie night!
Julie the Third


Anonymous dq said...

Nice going Julie! A win is a way to start off the season on a positive note. And your butt is really cute. I can say that 'cause I'm your teammate!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

Did I ever tell you how funny this cow head on the trophy is??


1:49 PM  

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