Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tri for Kids #1–Ariel-2019

6/9/19, Rancho Seco Park, Herald, CA
50m S – 4mi B – 1mi R

25:12 PR! (Previous PR 31:35 – 2017)


2nd Female, 1st Femaile in Category


TeamMates/Friends: Troy Soares, Troy Outman (Aquabike), Anna (Aquathon), Dave Campbell, Keith Hansen, Tony Marengo,  David Slothower (Aquabike), Tiana Rockwell



10, 9, …, 3, 2, 1, go! I start swimming. I start kicking faster and faster. It feels like I'm behind a lot of people. But when I put my head up there's actually not a lot of people in front of me. I go around the buoy and then swim a little farther and then I feel the ground and I start running out of the water. I run to transition. Dad, Mom, and Anna cheer me on. Dad said he thought that I came out in fourth place on the swim and that I had the best kick out of every single person.


(Ariel is the 3rd swimmer from the front)



I get on my shoes and socks. And bike out of transition. I pass people as I go over bumps. I keep trying to pass people as we start going over the bridge. I can see someone all the way across the bridge. It is the first person from the older kids race. As I get closer to the girl, I realize that it's my sister's friend, Shantelle. She is way ahead of me. There is no way I can ever get her. I pass more and more people as I go. I keep hoping that the turnaround is soon. I go past the entry to the park. Then I see a boy from my race coming back so I knew the turnaround wasn't that far away. Finally, I come to the turnaround. I go around the turnaround and see a lot of people. I see a girl that I know named Bella. I see some boys in front of me. I pass them right before I get into transition. I get off my bike and quickly take off my helmet and off I am on the run.




I start on the run. I want to pass some more people. I don’t really know what place I am in. I run on some grass and get some water at the aid station. I run up a hill and down. I run over a bridge that they made. I run up and down and the I see the turn around. I turn around and run as fast as I can to the finish. Some boys are behind me. I go up and down. I get back to the grass and start sprinting. I finish.

Praise God. I got 1st place, Anna got 2nd place and Dad got 5th place.