Monday, March 4, 2013

Winter Pentathlon - Family Fun!

We did it! 
(Missing our eldest son...maybe next year) :)

First transition - K just finished the bike and J is waiting to get the chip on her left leg before she goes off for the run.

J coming by the transition zone during her first of three legs!

J did a great job and then the chip was passed to her bf who was supposed to do the skating portion. However, Québec City has had some exceptionally warm weather the last few days and the ice was too soft. So, his leg was replaced with a shorter snowshoeing leg (3K). This was his first time ever on snowshoes, but he did great...even if he would have enjoyed skating more!

Next was my husband and the cc skiing segment...still smiling after his first leg (3 to go)

Last, but not least :) The snowshoe segment, here I am coming through on my first of three laps. Smiling as my crew cheers me on!

I ran a total of 4.5K on VERY hilly terrain. But, including the transition, it took me 36m35s. So, I'm very pleased with my time. 

Enjoying a celebratory dinner after the race!
It was a great experience and perhaps we'll do it again next year...with a little more training :)

Running continues to go well...I decided  to enter the Run Every Day in March Challenge. So far, so good! Today, once we got home from Québec City, my daughter and I went for her long run together. We ran 14km and it was her longest distance to date. I am so proud of her...she is doing a great job with her training. It was so nice to run with her today...we don't often get the chance! 

Cheers all!


Kate Geisen said...

That looks like a GREAT race! How awesome that you had such a big group of family as a team! :)

Paul Rodman said...

Quebec city very fun. (was there 2 years ago)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

What a fun race! For your family to do it together would be the best!

Darlene said...

How cool!

Johann said...

That is absolutely fantastic! Well done to all of you! I wish we could come visit there one day when everything is covered with snow. We don't know that at all over here.

Jill said...

How fun was that!! I can honestly say I's something I'd never think about doing myself, but d just maybe. Glad you had a fabulous adventure, and happy to hear running's going much better!

Robin said...

That's fantastic! Congrats to all of you. Great pics.

Char said...

That looked like it was so much fun. What a great event to do with your family.

ajh said...

That really looks fun! Too bad about the skating. Can you imagine being in a race for your first time on something? What a trooper.

Irene said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! Congratulations!

Teamarcia said...

OMG how fun! I'd love to make it back to Quebec city some day--so charming!
Glad to hear running is going well!

Caroline said...

Ma belle Quebec!!! Ca a l'air trippant comme course ca!!! Je rentre en aout pour les. 80 ans de mon pere un visite solo et super courte Mais une visite!