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2014 NYC Triathlon in Pictures.

 

 

I had run Saturday (Summer Streets!!) because I had work on Sunday!!! wohooo, there’s a whole weekend of waking up early! ūüėČ

Great thing was that Juan was volunteering at the finish line so we both took out early as we had to be within a few blocks from each other at the same time. When we left the apartment, it was pouring. We walked almost 2 miles, trough a deserted Central Park. It was so romantic!

The whole finish area was all set up quite early on.

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Soon, by 7 am, I was all set up at my cheering. Very soon after, still in pouring rain, with very few cheerers still, the leaders go by.

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That’s the first woman and men til that point. Soon they were trickling in and by 8 am it had stopped raining. Nothing worse than wet jean, ugh.

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In a bit, I had a few of my athlete’s there, and their families had come to join me (I had promised them lots of cheering supplies!!!), so it was a lot of fun. Also a lot of my team mates and friends came by. This area is great to watch because you walk 3-4 blocks and you can see them again, and the finish line is right there, pretty convenient!

 

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Finally we started to dry off and soon we had everyone running by us. I spotted many but I only managed to get pictures of just a few. I get so fricking excited that I start yelling and I forget to shoot, OR… I remember and I press random buttons (I deleted a few apps thinking I was taking pictures…). I am a mess. But I scream a lot!

GO SIMON GO.

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Another Whippet go by fast, Patricia, who looked so super happy!

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Erin, one my Team Up athletes had also a super fun time. She put together this fabulous video if you’re interested in seeing more of the NYC Tri.

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Below is Xavi, another team mate. This was his first tri. funny thing is, most of the Whippets you see racing the tri, did a hard 5 miler the day before, the Team Championships. I am not sure how my body would handle back to back racing, but more kudos to all of them!

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And then Kino!

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Super-star Sarah Reinertsen!

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Part photographers, part cheering squad, fully soaked, over excite band!

From left: Daniela, Christine, Linda, Ken, Jason and Rob.

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Then I got closer to the finish line, to see if I could double spot some people, soon I saw Jason again by the finish turnaround!

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And the hubs was there working… he had to monitor the crossing… people would cross the course right when you had 150 meters to the finish and were on full sprint-on mode. that’s one crazy spot to have a crossing. ¬†Juan had to do 5 hours of that. I would have been dead-exhausted after 1 hour of that…

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By then, I realized I needed a sip of something, so I went towards the VIP area right on the finish, got some water and a banana and a yogurt, got some shots and kept going!

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That’s one comfortable way to be close to the finish line!

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I had spotted one of my athletes so I went to the finish chute. Found Kino first with a friend.

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And Xavi with his medal and his flag!

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The other side of the finish line!

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I followed another one of my athletes, Sam and her family and two friends, to the finish festival, which was bopping!!! Found the other Sam and Jason, eating ice cream and discussing the water in the Hudson, of course. Congrats guys!

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So… I snagged one of these, salted caramel, and it was delicious. I just thought it was hilarious it had the same name of my boyfriend Bart!

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So, now I had to wait for Juan to be done with his volunteering, 5 hours of it, so we sat down. I think I had an apple. Aaron and Sam.

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Soon enough the husband was done and reported back to service! I think that’s Michael in the back!

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We decided to hang out a bit more as three of our friends were getting a prize award for the co-ed relay team! Congrats Simon, Katie, and Michael!!!!

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Well, that was a fun day! And probably the best weather they’ve had IN YEARS… the current was strong and saved everyone a few minutes and the rain kept everyone cool during the run, but the bike portion was a bit messy. Still, for what I heard, everyone had a great time out there!

 

20 most inspirational runners in the US via dailyburn

this is crazy, but somehow I made it in there with Sarah Reinersten (my husband’s crush), Team Hoyt… seriously. A great list minus the one! Read the list here.

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Discombobulated but truly honored. Thanks!

2013 the NYCM aftermath (plus Sarah Reinersten)

Before this one:
New York City Marathon Media and Elite Runners, and the Winners!
New York City Marathon Expo ‚ÄĒ lots of¬†pictures!
My 2013 New York City Marathon Race, PART 1!
My 2013 New York City Marathon Race, part 2

Well, so I woke up Monday morning early, sore, and tired. I am sure by now you know that your body needs SO much more sleep the week after the marathon… but somehow, you can’t sleep for a few nights. You’re sore, you can’t get comfortable, you’re hyper, the sheets hurt, turning hurts, your toes are swollen…

Monday, early, I ALWAYS go to the NYRR Charity Breakfast. ¬†I seem to always be there with a different charity but I am always there. After all, I can’t sleep, the clocks have changed I and I wake up early, there’s food, friends, a walk in Central Park to clear some lactic acid, and always some celebrity.

Juan came with me, and the walk to the park was slow but comforting. As well as the cold weather. I met a lot friends, colleagues, ex-coworkers, and more friends. A friend told me to sit at his table, right there, and we ended up sitting by Ethan Zhon, american soccer player, Survivor winner and he also has his own charity! We are chit-chatting with everyone and two seconds later, I look up and Ed Norton was sitting on my table. Crazy world.

I figured he’d be the guest speaker, as he had done it once before, but no… it was someone I didn’t know,¬†Sarah Reinertsen, and all of a sudden Juan is flapping and flipping “she’s the reason I got into Triathlon!!!“, “Sorry honey, I love you but I have huge crush on HER!!“… unstoppable stuff like that… so funny. And I was like… who???¬†I admit I don’t know much about triathletes… he set me straight right away. Wikipedia:¬†She’s an¬†American triathlete and former Paralympic track athlete.¬†Reinertsen was the first female leg amputee to complete the¬†Ironman World Championship¬†in¬†Kona, Hawaii.¬†Reinertsen has broken the women’s above-knee amputee marathon record several times.

Plus these:

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I doubt you’ll forget now…

Anyway, I had no idea. And OMG she has a story… it was so amazing to hear her talk. You might have to get her book but this girl is INCREDIBLE. I was so moved, in seconds, I¬†suddenly¬†had a crush on her too! Instantly! Once it was all said and done, Juan and I went to say hello. emmmm, she also speaks Spanish. She’s amazing, period!!!

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Well, he was giddy for a bit. An hour. Or two. I loved hearing her story and meeting. Inspiration Maximus Activated!

We took a little nice stroll to the park…

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and we went to the Monday Marathon store… and soon to the elites conference, which I’ve blogged about -I met both winners!!!:¬†New York City Marathon Media and Elite Runners, and the¬†Winners!

And by 12 I had met some other friends (all marathon finishers) for some pizza and what would make me forget the mess I made of my marathon

My first drink in years. I earned this.

My first drink in years. I earned this. Sorry everyone around me!

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