Sunday, November 21, 2010

St. George Turkey Tri "Then and Now"

Last year the St. George Turkey Tri was one of my first races and the first races that I am able to compare my progress. I can't believe how far I have come!!!

Take a look at last year.....

I think that's called the Doggie-Paddle

Yes, I was doing the backstroke and yes I felt like I was having a stroke....

Ridding my brothers Mountain bike!!!

Really at this point I though I was going to die!!!

I weighed 230 lbs

Swim Time:12:29

Bike Time:44:15

Run Time:33:24

Total Time:01:32:32

Finished: LAST!

After this race and looking over the times and seeing that all the 60+ years olds beat me. I knew that I could do better. To be honest with you I never really though that I wasn't a big guy. You only really realize it when you lose the weight and see old pictures. So at that time loosing weight wasn't a goal. I just wanted to get faster!

Fast forward to 2010....

I weight 169 lbs and feel great. Having the goal of getting faster had some other positive side effect one of them being losing weight. To date I have lost over 60 lbs!!!

Also here are my times from this year Turkey Tri.

Swim Time:06:24
Bike Time:27:53
Run Time:20:07
Total Time:56:07
Finished: 6Th overall and 1st in my age group

I improved my time by 36 Min's!!!

The best part is that my Mom and Dad did the Turkey Tri. It was their first Tri and they did so awesome. I am so proud of them and want to let them know I love them!

We didn't get very many photos but I made a video. Enjoy!


Auntie Kelly said...
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Auntie Kelly said...

Yeah! Rory you have improved a lot over the past year. I'm proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Thanks for everything you do for me and for letting me train with you. I love ya.

Adam Beston said...

Dang, When I started reading I really didn't expect those times at the end. Awesome job. I also weighed 169 race morning there. Now the hard part is seeing big improvements from here on out. You might only see it in one or two sports but stick with it. Looks like trying for an overall podium in in line in April esp at that rate of progress. Keep up the good work.

John Beckstrand said...

Congrats! That's incredible progress. I just got into the sport this year and I'm loving it. Hope to see you around more often. Keep up the great work!

Micheal said...

After this years turkey tri, I was showing my wife your year or year improvement. Rory, you are great inspiration of what can be accomplished in just one year. Great job! Keep it up!

The life of a Triathlete said...

Thank you Micheal! It's been a fun and rewarding year.