Redemption Tri-Day

Tomorrow, later this morning, I will participate in my second triathlon of the season. This one should have dramatically different results than the one I didn’t finish about four weeks ago. I’m poised to prove that was a fluke thing and that I can kick some major ass. Here’s hoping I didn’t just jinx myself less than seven hours before the start of the race. I will be back with an update once I towel off and have consumed much of the free food at the finish line. I hope you’re all having a great weekend/Monday. Time to crank on the iPod for about 20 minutes of relaxation, pre-race habit. Au revoir!

**Update @ 3:30pm 7/16**: I finished today’s triathlon in record time, shaving off five minutes from last year’s effort. I completed the Seafair Triathlon in one hour and 14 minutes. When the official triathlon results are posted online, I will provide a link. Next up, a half Ironman triathlon next Sunday. I’m guessing this should take between five and six hours. I’m excited to complete that sucker, ass pain saddle sores or not.

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Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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58 Responses to Redemption Tri-Day

  1. Melissa says:

    Woo! First inline!!
    Loads of luck, hope this one goes to plan!! And go and kick some of that Major’s ass.

  2. Dobermann says:

    Good luck dude! Take care of your ass before the race! That’s only advice I can give you and you most likely knew that.
    Did you remember the pink speedos?! That’s ESSENTIAL for the success! 😉
    I know you’ll kick ass!

  3. Loudlush says:

    Towelling off and consuming free food? Sounds like my sort of Monday. Not sure about running 40km or whatever it is beforehand though. Good luck!

  4. Lush says:

    I’s standing by for the post towel off arse report xox

  5. Karen Little says:

    Good luck! The last one was just a fluke… Even the brainiest person in the class fails a test once 😉

  6. claudia says:

    Good luck. We know you can do it!
    Post some photos of the finish line.

  7. kim says:

    Ok …im guessing the secret is you really DO wear a pink speedo AND you have a tattoo of a butterfly on your left ass cheek *snickers*

  8. Dobermann says:

    What about the unicorn tattoo? Have we forgot that one? Is IT pink??

  9. egan says:

    Melissa – thanks, things went really well today. Yah!
    ChickyBabe – merci mon amie.
    Dobermann – no pink Speedo this time and no need for “butt butter”, but I did kick some ass. See update on the blog.
    Loudlush – welcome again to my blog. Free food, toweling off, and people in spandex… oh yeah. 40k, hell… the 40k can wait until the Ironman next month. I only ran a 5k in this triathlon.
    Lush – there was plenty of good viewing to be had in the finish line area. You’d love the skimpy outfits many people wear. Hello asscheeks.
    Karen Little – you’re awesome. I proved the last was just a fluke. We’ll no for sure this time next week though. I love your analogy by the way. Merci!
    Claudia – I may have to pirate some finish line pictures as I forgot to pack the digital camera. Trust me, it was good though. Sweaty bodies and bulging muscles can’t be wrong.
    Shashikiran – welcome to my blog and thanks for the virtual cheer. Stop by again anytime.
    Kim – it’s actually a unicorn and it’s on my left bicep, duh.
    Dobermann – yes, the unicorn tattoo is pink and oh so pretty. It’s oh so soft and cuddly. (that’s a My Little Pony reference for those that don’t know)

  10. sandra says:

    My god that’s a lot of physical activity in a month. 😉 go you!

  11. sprizee says:

    Yaay! Where can I sign up for the Egan fan club?

  12. msmachine says:

    Way to go Egan! I hope you take your camera to the iron man.

  13. Dobermann says:

    Congratulations! I knew you’d do fine!
    I’m excited to hear how you Tinman comes out. I bet you do a record time there too. 😉
    Oh, and does the Egan Fan Club have cool (or even un-cool, I don’t mind) T-shirts available for us suckers in 50 bucks a piece? Now THAT IS worth the fifty, not any lame ass club. 😉

  14. L says:

    Kudos, Egan! I went roller blading this weekend for the first time in years. “You’re the meaning in my life, you’re the inspiration…”

  15. egan says:

    Sandra – will you be my “virtual cheerleader”?
    Sprizee – how are those t-shirts coming along?
    MsMachine – yes, I can guarantee the camera is coming to the Ironman and the rest of the triathlons this summer. Oh yeah.
    Dobermann – I have Sprizee working on the t-shirts at this very moment. Any time I get on the tinman (half Ironman) will be a personal best since I’ve never done one before. Thanks for the well wishes.
    L – hey, did you go rollerblading at Alki? There were tons of peeps there on Sunday. What a nice weekend it was.

  16. Loudlush says:

    5km – 40km…..
    And spandex? You didn’t mention spandex the first time around. Now the free food and towelling off sounds like Saturday night at my place.

  17. L says:

    Nope – Green Lake. It was awesome. ‘Til I fell on my tailbone at the very end. BUGGER!

  18. mgc says:

    good job buddy!

  19. egan says:

    Loudlush – well most bike shorts are made of spandex so most triathlons are done in spandex. Some do wear swimsuit bottoms though. It’s very fun, like your place on a Saturday night.
    L – oh, that’s never fun to fall in front of a bunch of peeps at Green Lake. Did you do it gracefully?
    MGC – thanks man

  20. Mone says:

    Congrats to you for the new record time!!!

  21. anita says:

    Congratulations, egan. You’re like superman sort of. Only without the superpowers or aversion to kryptonite and such. But other than that pretty much the same. Actually you’re more like Clark Kent…

  22. Curare_Z says:

    Congrats on the stellar finish. Glad you got back on the bike to ride again. LOL

  23. Stephanie says:

    Yay!! Well done! That’s really good, isn’t it? More proof for my Egan’s a robot theory…

  24. *pixie* says:

    Yay! That’s awesome. I’ve got nothing else. Except maybe something about unicorns.

  25. peek317537 says:

    Yay for you! Glad to hear it.

  26. Brooke says:

    You are a god among men.

  27. egan says:

    Mone – thank you very much. It felt nice after the disaster that was the last triathlon.
    Anita – do you know the band REM? As I wound down on Saturday night, I have to listen to their song called Superman because it gets me all pumped up inside. After that I listen to some NKOTB as well.
    Curare_Z – yes, it’s a good feeling to put the last race behind me. This next one is going to be a challenge. It’s likely to be in the 90s next weekend. That’s hot for Seattle.
    Stephanie – possibly, the new bike really helped. I took off three minutes on the bike alone.
    Pixie – the unicorns in my head were happy for me yesterday.
    Peek – thanks

  28. egan says:

    Brooke – are you buttering me up?

  29. anita says:

    What about that Phil Collins “I can feel it comin’ in the air tonight” song? I could see you jammin’ out to that one too. Or is that Genesis? And I already told you that I saw Michael Stipe shopping in Athens when I went to school there. Or did I? He was looking at retro refridgerator magnets.
    Speaking of Stipe, in Midtown where I live you don’t get “saddle sores” from bikes.

  30. egan says:

    Anita – I think that was Phil Collins on his own. I hear “saddle sores” are all the rage these days. I love Stipe, except for the wacky face fainting stuff.

  31. anita says:

    You can not possibly get anything done at work if you’re responding 8 minutes after I comment. I completely respect your work ethic. And yes it is an ethic, not a lack of ethic.

  32. Megan (CA) says:

    Yay! I’m so proud of you!

  33. egan says:

    Anita – you’re just now recognizing my response rate? Shame on you.
    MeganCA – thanks. Next weekend will be a fun one for sure. I have to make sure to stay hydrated and well nourished. I hope you’re well.

  34. egan says:

    Flounder – thanks buddy. Yesterday’s race felt damn good, but it’s tough to go balls out for 75 minutes solid. No pacing required on short triathlons like that one.

  35. Thérèse says:

    Egan, that is awesome!
    Go Egan go!
    In the pink Speedo!
    Egan Egan he’s the man
    if he can’t do it, no one can!
    Goooooooooooo Egan!

  36. kris says:

    You are a rockstar – good for you!!!!! Congratulations from a woman very much in awe.

  37. egan says:

    Thérèse – no pink Speedo™ yesterday. I’m saving that one for Ironman Canada. Please try and pay attention.
    Kris – thanks very much. I’m in awe of your writing skills, so there. Are we even?

  38. Thérèse says:

    Right. Oops. My bad.
    Actually wait. Why must you save? Why not embrace immediately? Really Egan. You should be living your entire life in pink speedos.

  39. egan says:

    TayRez – shhh, I’m currently wearing pink boy shorts. Nuff said.

  40. Thérèse says:

    Pink boxers ain’t no pink Speedo™ E-FO.

  41. egan says:

    TayRez – I said boy shorts, those aren’t boxers yo.

  42. Brooke says:

    Of course, everything’s better with butter.

  43. egan says:

    Brooke – you are a chef aren’t you?

  44. Thérèse says:

    Hahahaahahha I can’t believe I didn’t catch that… Whew it’s hot in here, my excuse for everything… Including seeing things…

  45. egan says:

    TayRez – you’re still alright in my book. C’est cool!

  46. ~d says:

    If you are still around-I was thinking abt you when I saw part of the tour de france…some dude rode 131 miles in 4 hours and change-averaging 28MPH…I was floored!
    You GO egan! Cool-ass to know you man!
    Kiss the Mrs.
    …and best of luck, dude!

  47. egan says:

    ~d – I averaged 20 mph yesterday and felt good about that. Those Tour de France riders are amazing. They average 20 going uphill on 10% grades. Amazing! Merci mon amie for the wishes of good luck.

  48. anita says:

    For real, though. Do you get a sports drink endorsement or something for winning? Or a medal? Or your face on the Wheaties box? I’m being a little tongue-in-cheek about the awards but the question is genuine. Do olympic hopefuls do this sort of thing? You’ve got 8 minutes. I’m timing you.

  49. Sass says:

    That’s awesome Egan, quite a motivating thing

  50. egan says:

    Anita – are you timing me for my response or inquiring about the money purse at triathlons? I get zero dollars for responding quickly to blog comments. That’s all me. Triathlons don’t pay all that much unless it’s an Ironman. I think the winner for yesterday’s event was awarded $500. (note: I’m slow to respond this time since I was at lunch, please cut me some slack Enita.)
    Sass – hey, how are you? I appreciate the kind sentiments.

  51. Trick says:

    Good job man! I am so envious of your dedication to this stuff. Good luck on the 1/2 ironman!

  52. egan says:

    Trick – thank you so much. Maybe you can teach me a triple lutz in the future.

  53. ~d says:

    You are more than welcome. And you are very deserving of all of our support.

  54. Katy says:

    Nice one dood.

  55. egan says:

    ~d – you say the sweetest damn things you know that? Thanks chica.
    Katy – thanks. Too bad you can’t do any open water swims this summer.

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