Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lake Royale Spectator Report

I'm the proud wifey :)

This morning, Tassie and I cheered Marty on at the Lake Royale sprint triathlon. Truthfully, I cheered and Tassie whined when she saw Marty, apparently wanting to run and bike with him.

So Marty kind of sucked pretty bad at Wilmington and it was totally not indicative of his current fitness. He just had a bad day and really didn't taper which didn't help him at all. I knew he was going to do better at this race - way better, and he proved me right :)

I ended up missing the start because Tassie and I had to move the car to a parking lot that ended up being 2.5 miles away. We jogged back in, and saw Marty heading out on the bike in first place. Then we hung out with Angela and watched the mayhem that ensues when there is a hill immediately out of transition. I know I shouldn't laugh so much but people do the funniest things sometimes. I swear that is always the best place to watch a triathlon if you want some entertainment. We did inform a guy that he was missing his helmet (He touched the top of his head and then had a surprised look on his face after we told him, which made me laugh more).

Marty was still first coming into T2 and I yelled at him as he was running out that he'd better run fast! The run course was hilly (I know since I ran part of it from the car) but Marty stayed tough and ended up winning wire to wire. I'm so proud of my hubby :)

His races were all over the place - yeah I may have beaten him at Wilmington, but I'm sure if I had raced today he would've gotten me by several minutes. The good news is, we should now see a turnaround in the recession.

It was fun to hear some of the athletes later on talking about the race: "Did you see that guy who had that huge lead in the swim?" and "Man, that guy leading the bike was FLYING"

Here are a couple of pics from the race:

Marty coming in off the bike.



And heading out on the run.



First place!



Tassie chillin' before the awards.



Tassie's twin. Actually, that's a labradoodle. His name was Rufus.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Marty! Love my sweet Tassie. Mom H

Anonymous said...

Glad we made you laugh.

Congrats, Marty.

ojs said...

Great report from the spectator's (and dog's) view. Very funny inference about the recession (I read Marty's blog the other day about it). Congrats to Marty on going wire-to-wire.

Angela said...

good that you both finished your season's with a victory! way to go Gaal family.

Don't forget the guy that tried to mount at the bottom of the hill 3 times...sometimes i wonder about these people.

wonderwoman said...

Congrats to Marty! Tassie is sweet as ever :)