Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lake Havasu Triathlon

Our daughter, Amy, has always been athletic.  Several years ago she started running, then doing half marathons, then a marathon.  Somewhere along the way, she added in biking with husband Dan.  This led to El Tour de Tucson, a 111 mile bike race around Tucson.  It's a big deal, with riders from all over the world!
Then a friend wanted her to be on a team which was running and swimming, so Amy started swimming.  This past weekend she did her first triathlon, a half Ironman, at Lake Havasu, Arizona.  Bill, Dan and I went along as her cheering section.  We had the easy job.
Getting ready to swim 1.3 miles in Lake Havasu.

Out of the water and on to the bike for a 56 miles ride.  The course included two really steep hills which had to be navigated, twice!

Halfway through her run of 13.2 miles; a half marathon!  I was tired just watching her, but she always had a big smile on her face when she saw us waiting to cheer her on!

The Finish!  6 hours and 24 minutes later.  Way to go Amy!
This week she is taking it easy, to give her body time to rest.  Saturday she and Dan will do a "taper" ride of 30 miles to prep for this year's El Tour de Tucson on November 23.  Bill and I will be there, cheering them on!

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