Thursday, April 21, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Tuckerman Inferno Race Report
OK, I do not have much of a race report for this.  I biked 18 miles and had a blast and would absolutely do it again.  I do not have a lot of pictures from the race, but as you may remember, the bike portion is a little hilly.  

Except for that one downhill

The Tuckerman Inferno is a pentathalon - run, kayak, bike, hike, ski.  It can be done as an individual (Tuckerman/Tuckerwoman), in teams of 5 or in teams of 2.  We had a team of 5.  It is a low key and super fun race, if you are thinking about doing it, you should definitely sign up.  I would really like to try to do this race as part of a 2 person team sometime.  Preferably someone who can ski the Tuckerman area better than me.
Just finished the ride...brr...where is my puffy coat?
What I remember about the race itself?  I was thankful for the gearing on my Kestrel bike and for my Pearl Izumi Booties. It wasn't warm, I could see my breath coming out in white puffs as I made the climb toward Pinkham Notch.  I was freezing the instant I stopped biking. I felt kind of funny not going for a run or something off the bike. 

I got into my truck and changed, found my puffy coat, then met up with the rest of the team to wait and cheer for Callie, our pro skier, to come down. 
Ski racer Callie and I (note puffy coat) after our team finish

Our team was a bunch of rockstars, running, kayaking, biking, hiking, and skiing around Mount Washington. I am not even really sure where we placed - we were not first, we were not last - but we all agreed we were all in it for fun and as long as we finished the course, it didn't matter.

I got a new toy...
My parents got me a Garmin 310XT for my birthday.  Holy crap, what a present!
I am already an addict.  This thing rocks.  Between that and the Garmin Connect online software, I am a complete junky.  Thanks Mom and Dad!

New Wetsuit Makes Caratunk Girl into Wonder Woman!
I feel so fortunate to have such amazing sponsors as a member of Team Trakkers.   TYR is an amazing sponsor, I have been a fan of their products for a long time.  This year they let all team members pick out a wetsuit for the season. PINCH ME!  I got my Hurricane Category 5 wetsuit this week!  

I am super stoked to start swimming in it, I need all of the help I can get that is for sure and putting on this suit makes me feel like aqua woman! 
Yes, I am wearing socks. It snowed yesterday.
Thank you TYR, I am so grateful, I know this will be well used this season!

Now if the ice would just go out...

29 comments:

Jason said...

woo-hoo....first.

LB said...

it must be wetsuit week...mine came in yesterday. it will take some getting used to fo' sho'!!! awesome new gear. i wish i lived near there, the races you do seem so awesome!!!

Jason said...

And now second.

Let me say this is the most positive post ever. I mean look at all the smiles in here. Seriously awesome.

And that wetsuit makes you look super duper fast.

IMLP is going to be afraid of you for sure.

Coy Martinez said...

check that suit out!! I'm insanely jealous! I'm afraid of an open water swim but if I wasnt I would swim in THAT!

Julie said...

That race sounds like SO MUCH FUN!

My new wetsuit is "in the mail"...so they say.

I'm SO over lap swimming. I need me a lake to pee in :D

*~* *~* Tracy said...

The Tuckerman sounds like insane fun!

Woo hoo! on the 310XT. I LOVE mine. I would run into burning building to save mine...ok maybe not, but it seriously rocks. Enjoy!

Patrick Mahoney said...

so the bike route was up NH16 or whatever that road is into the notch? Ahhh...

Christi said...

That was a great race! I love the pic of you in the wetsuit.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Do you parents want a son?? :) haha That is an awesome gift. If it doesn't come with the bike mount, I highly recommend it. I don't have the 310, but the Edge 500 supposedly has the same mount and it is awesome.

Glad the ride went well. With the size of that smile, you must have had a great time.

Matthew Smith said...

Nice work on the Inferno! That must have been a tough ride with it being so cold and HILLY! Way to finish. And what a cool B-day present. Those babies are awesome. And that wet suit is sweet! You look like you're about to go for a run...

DRog said...

just checked....and....your name is still on the list:)

92!

nice trinkets and great ride

92!

D

TreeMapper said...

Congrats on rockin out the Inferno! Great workout for the new wheels too.

Love your new duds and toys. I don't go anywhere without my 310xt!!

Chris K said...

I have Garmin envy. Not fair. Can your parents adopt me?

Was that wetsuit designed by Nasa? If I did that race, I would want to run up that 18 mile hill.

Aimee said...

That race sounds awesome! It looked like you had a great time...how fun!! :)

Yay for a new wetsuit and Garmin! I am sooo jealous!

tribirdie said...

Tuckerman sounds awesome!! Puffy coat a must :D

Enjoy the Garmin and the wetsuit looks supa fast!!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

You survived the killer ride and look at that smile! And that puffy coat ...to die for!
Your parent's rocked on that choice for a b-day gift. I've had mine almost a year and i heart it so much. Didn't think I would but boy is it fun to use and then the software with all the cool charts. So much fun to use and easy to track your progress.

Kacie Darden said...

Great work and awesome picture!

Chubby said...

What a fantastic present!

Snow here yesterday. You too?

Molly said...

You are so smiley, love it! Great gifts!!!

(It snowed here yesterday morning. WTF?!?!?)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

BADASS!

Puffy coat ...hehe ... reminds me of George Costanza!

Matty O said...

Haha, you are pure awesome :)

Glad you guys enjoyed the race!!!

Yeah, 310XT is the way to be.

Just remember to charge it!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ahhhh, so we can tell everyone that we are going to Caratunk for Tuckerman Inferno, a side event for us all to see the beagle and .... oops sorry, people might catch on to this, nothing to see here, just keep moving along

Karen said...

Congrats on the Inferno! Might be a little jealous of your free wetsuit - how fantastic is that??? Enjoy!

Colleen said...

Sounds like a great race! :)

And yay for the Garmin! :)

Black Knight said...

Good Easter Wonder Woman!!!
The word Inferno explains how "nice" can be that race.
Enjoy your new toy, I am addicted too. Well I was addicted....now I must rest.

Glenn Jones said...

You might also want to look at Sportstracks by Zone Five Software. Way superior to Garmin Connect in it's data analysis tools.

Happy Easter!

Luke said...

GREAT THREE THINGS!!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, that's awesome, I love your new wetsuit!

Anne-Marie said...

Tuckerman Inferno sounds so so SO cool! The bike portion looks insane! I would love to try something like that. As much as I'm loving the fact that it's finally warm here in Pennsylvania, a little part of me is jealous that you can still ski up there!