80 responses

  1. Jenny
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats on your accomplishments! You did amazing… Except a pear, gorgonzola and egg whites? Crazy combo choice, lady! Works much better on a salad:)

  2. Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 23, 2010

    Waaay well done!! Awesome recap, awesome race and awesome result, you must be thrilled!! Gosh, reading this totally makes me want to do one 😛
    Have a great day, you deserve it!

  3. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    May 23, 2010

    Good job!!! You are so ready for a half ironman! I wish that we could train together. We are about the same paces!!

  4. Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations!! I am training for my first sprint tri (and first race of any kind…ever), which is in August and I have one in September, too. I am getting sooo nervous just thinking about it, especially the swim. aaah. i know i just have to keep training so i’m prepared, but damn.
    You did awesome!

  5. Lexie
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats Meghann! I love how Maddie went to the race!

  6. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations! You did awesome!

  7. Sana
    May 23, 2010


  8. Allie
    May 23, 2010

    great race!!

  9. Alison
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations!! What a great accomplishment. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  10. Evan Thomas
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats! I Think just finishing is amazing but getting 3rd?! Amazing!

  11. sunnytropic
    May 23, 2010

    Great job! Is that a Lululemon Not So Deep V bra you were sporting? Love them!

  12. kirsten
    May 23, 2010

    congrats lady! 🙂

  13. Jenna
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats Meghann! Bring on the next, bigger and better event, eh? Aww, Maddie looks so proud of her mom! Too cute.

  14. biz319
    May 23, 2010

    I made pancakes and spent an hour reading the Sunday paper – ha! 😀

    GREAT JOB! Congrats on 3rd in your age group too!

  15. Julia
    May 23, 2010

    You are SO amazing (I hope you know this!)

    Maybe someday I could do this. . . maybe.


  16. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    May 23, 2010

    I was out of breath just READING your post!! Congrats! I love the reaction of that woman 🙂

  17. Katherine: What About Summer?
    May 23, 2010

    Great job! I would love to try a triathlon but I don’t have a bike- when did you get yours? (and how did you pick it)

    there are so many rules in transitioning too! I think I’d be confused.
    Were the pearl izuni shorts comfortable after the swim too?

    I’m terrible at guessing who is in my age group- last time I thought I was beat by a twelve-year-old but she turned out to be twenty four…

  18. Gina G
    May 23, 2010

    Way to go girl! you rocked it! =)

  19. Chloe
    May 23, 2010

    Great job! I definitely think it was smart of you to let swimmers go ahead. I always count to ten after my wave leaves and then I usually swim on the outside of the pack. I’m a pretty good swimmer, but hate being jostled around.
    Looks like a lot of fun!

  20. Evelyn @ cheers2healthy
    May 23, 2010

    Good job!! Your triathlon recap is making me super super super excited and nervous about my first sprint tri! It’s in two weeks… ahhh!!! I’m so happy you did so well on yours 😀

  21. gavrielski
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations! What an outstanding achievement! It’s great to walk away from an experience like that with a few lessons learned, too. I can’t wait for my sprint in September! 🙂

  22. clairedille
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats lady! It looks and sounds like a great race!

  23. Miranda @ Mirandasjeans
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations! Wow that is awesome! I am doing my first beginners triathlon in Aug (375meter swim, 10k bike, 2.5k run). I find it to motivating to read about everyone else’s thought and mental perspective during their races.

    Amazing on your time. Great job!

  24. Danielle
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations!! I def. see iron womans in your future 😉

  25. ~Jessica Zara~
    May 23, 2010

    Amazing! Huge congratulations and I love your tactics during races. I often start from the back of the pack and get very disillusioned but it’s such a wonderful feeling to hunt down the competition and pick them off one by one in the closing stages. I’m just applying this to running though: I admire you so much for doing a tri…the swim would terrify me.

  26. Robyn
    May 23, 2010

    Wow. Amazing job!! Thank you so much for sharing all of it with us!

  27. Liz
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations! That looks like so much fun! I just read your story in Shape yesterday because I saw you mentioned it in one of your recent posts, and I have to say it’s extremely inspiring 🙂

  28. Sarah
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations on a great race! Looks like I would have won that bet:-).

  29. Sarah
    May 23, 2010

    I so enjoyed reading your recap! Congratulations, you rock!

  30. Laura Georgina
    May 23, 2010

    Wow, congrats on such an awesome tri! You’ve got serious speed, girl 🙂

  31. dianacheung
    May 23, 2010

    YOU FLEWWWWWWW girl!!! congrats. It amazes me the dedication you have to fitness…and Derek. 😉

  32. littlemissminny
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations, from my heart!
    I am amazed at how strong you are, and how you enjoyed it almost all the time. It’s wonderful to see how you’re smiling on the photos 🙂

  33. Jessi
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations! You look and sound so amazing. I love that you seem just so passionate about it and it shows all over the place. <3

  34. Emilyeatsclean
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats!!! I don’t blame you for staying back on the swim…..that is the part that freaks me out too! Way to go…


  35. Alicia
    May 23, 2010

    You are a rockstar! Way to go!

  36. Courtney
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats on your victory! Sounds like you approached it just right…by competing against only yourself (until the end anyways!!) Great job…makes me want to go do a tri RIGHT now.
    Rest up!
    adventures in tri-ing

  37. Julie @ Pickley Pear
    May 23, 2010

    Great race Meghann! That is awesome. The weather looks perfect too. I give you a ton of credit, not sure I’m tri material…yet 🙂 Interesting combo in the omelet, I think I may like it – sweet and savory. Have a great rest of your day!

  38. Jenn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats! That’s a great accomplishment 🙂

    Funky omelet, LOL.


  39. Kate
    May 23, 2010

    Wow! Congratulations 🙂 That is such an impressive improvement on last year! Your swimming has just improved so much, and what a great run split!! It’s definitely time for an Oly now 🙂

  40. runnerforever
    May 23, 2010

    Rock on is right, congrats!

  41. Natalie Tate
    May 23, 2010

    Awesome job! I really like the idea of starting in the back of the pack, especially for the swimming portion. That sounded scary! This post definitely makes me want to try a sprint triathlon! I guess I should probably learn how to ride a bike first though, right? haha Congrats again!

  42. Eating Abroad
    May 23, 2010

    Right On! Looks like you had a wonderful day and loved every minute of it! You are certainly inspiring! Congratulations on a job well done!

  43. inmytummy
    May 23, 2010

    That’s awesome. Congrats!

  44. shelly
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats on a great day! What an accomplishment!!

  45. Anna
    May 23, 2010

    Ahhhhhhhh, congrats!!!!! You are inspiring!!!

  46. Nicci@NiftyEats
    May 23, 2010

    You rocked that race, congrats on the Tri. Great job.

  47. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    May 23, 2010

    YEAAAAA girl! CONGRATS! 🙂 Haha, I laughed when you described how you took down the other competitors on the run. That’s awesome 🙂 GREAT job!!!!

  48. shannon
    May 23, 2010

    Meghann, you kick ass!!! Seriously!

  49. hundredtenpounds
    May 23, 2010

    Awesome!!!!! You did a great job! The swim part terrifies me. Not the swimming–but the other people!

  50. Danielle
    May 23, 2010

    Great job today! I’m contemplating my first tri (I need to get a bike first…) so it’s been nice hearing everyone’s recaps.

  51. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    May 23, 2010

    This made me so excited for my tri in July! Congratulations!

  52. AngelaOSG
    May 23, 2010

    IM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COngrats!!!! Oh gosh was this an exciting read. You have given me so much inspiration for my try-atri in a couple weeks. You rock!

  53. Louise
    May 23, 2010

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!!

  54. Laura
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats on the race! I competed in a sprint tri this morning as well and thought of you while I was doing the swim portion! How many people were at your tri? I did a women’s only race and there was close to 900 people!! It started thundering though and only about 1/4 of us got to complete the swim-the rest had to do a duathlon.

  55. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    May 23, 2010

    What a fantastic effort! Gosh I love triathlons – sadly it is approaching winter here so the season is over … for now 🙂

  56. Tami
    May 23, 2010

    great job. I am training for my first triathlon in a few weeks. I did my first duathlon today, you shoudl try and find one to race in. I placed 2nd in my age group (it was a very small race)! i am pleased with how it all played out. the bike course was very hilly (the event was held at a ski area in New Hampshire!)

    great job

  57. Brynne
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats Meghann!

  58. epicourtusf
    May 23, 2010

    Good Job, Meghann!!

  59. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 23, 2010

    Love the hot pink swim caps : )

    Congrats on completing your 2nd tri! I did them when I was young, and I’m tempted to train for one again…

  60. luckytastebuds
    May 23, 2010

    yyaaayy congratulations on 3rd place and totally rocking this race Meghann!! You hands DOWN give the best race recaps in the entire world of blogland (wherever that is…)

    I’m constantly amazed at just how many important decisions you need to make for yourself throughout the entire race. About pacing, about pushing, about being safe. It really brings so much more persepctive and respect for athletes like yourself. 🙂 Congrats again!!!

  61. missyrayn
    May 23, 2010

    That is such a great accomplishment!

    I would love for my puppies to cheer me on at an event. Hunni suggested bringing them to my next race since he isn’t running.

  62. Ashley Spencer
    May 23, 2010

    girl you are simply amazing! always so inspiring, love it! So happy for you, amazing accomplishment 🙂 xoxox

  63. Anne P
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats, girl! Looks like it was fun 🙂

  64. Mary
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats!! that’s an awesome time! 🙂

  65. coffeerun
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats! And I love that white top!

  66. Brittany
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations Meghann! 3rd place in your age group for the females is simply amazing. So proud of you!!

  67. chasingthenow
    May 23, 2010

    Congrats Meghann! That is awesome! 🙂

  68. Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    May 23, 2010

    sometimes I feel like you’re going to announce next that you’re going to fly to the moon! You are so intense – such an inspiration 🙂

  69. runningwithsass
    May 23, 2010

    way to go you did awesome!
    I did that a cuple weeks ago, I placed in my age group and didnt know so we left,then I was bummed when I found out!

  70. Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    May 24, 2010

    So awesome, congrats!!! I’m getting more and more inspired to do a tri. 🙂

  71. britishbride
    May 24, 2010

    Wow fab post Meghann – well done!

    You really inspire me!


  72. legalb
    May 24, 2010

    Great job Meghann! Your swim time is kick ass 🙂

  73. Kelly
    May 24, 2010

    Congrats on your race! Awesome times for everything!

  74. caronae
    May 24, 2010

    congrats! sounds like fun 🙂

  75. Bobbi
    May 24, 2010

    Awesome JOB lady!!! You got me all pumped for my Sprint Tri in a month. Hey if you want to do the Vine Man Half Iron Man with me next June that would be awesome!!! http://www.vineman.com/Vineman_Ironman_70_3.htm

  76. jessica
    May 24, 2010

    Good job! Between this post and Jenna and Caitlin’s bike ride I’m ready for my own adventure! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on 3rd place!!!!

  77. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 24, 2010

    Congrats, awesome job!!! 🙂

  78. Bridget
    May 24, 2010

    Congratulations Meghann!!! You did amazing!!! So impressive and inspiring 🙂 I would have the hardest time with the seaweek….yuck!

  79. Kelly
    May 21, 2011

    I know this is an old post but I’ve read it several times because I’m doing the BP Tri tomorrow and it’s my first one. This had lots of good information so I feel more prepared! Thanks!! 🙂
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  80. Sam @ Mom At The Barre
    July 7, 2011

    I just stumbled across this post from Katy Widrick’s website and I must tell you what a great post it is. A sprint triathlon is on my bucket list but I have been intimidated by the whole prospect, especially the not knowing what to expect. I love how you describe each segment so thoroughly. I was reading it and thinking hey, maybe I can do this! The swim portion freaks me out also but I would totally give people a 30s head start also. Again, great post!
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