Acworth Women’s Triathlon – August 7, 2011
Race: PT Solutions Acworth Women’s Tri
Location: Dallas Landing, Acworth, Georgia
When: Sunday, August 7, 7:30am
Distance: Sprint: 400 yard swim, 13 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run
I loved this race! Loved. All women. Awesome vibe.
The Expert and I loaded up the car and headed out of the house around 4:50, and arrived in Acworth around 6:00. We got lost. Found our way to the race site about 6:45, which made me a complete basketcase (because I had a half mile walk to the transition area, I had no race packet or timing chip, and I had to visit the potties, and I have never used the TriTats before and and and and…).
Potty break(s), transition set up, TriTats, and race numbers later, I was wandering into the lake to warm-up. What a great day for a race.
I was in the next to last wave. I was racing Athena, but also age group – they blended the Brick House ladies in with the AG’ers. As I was waiting for the pink cap wave to start, a Swim Bike Mom friend recognized me and introduced herself. Amber and I had a nice quick photo courtesy ‘o the Expert, and got ready to hit the water.
I tell you…something about racing an all-women’s race is so amazing. Powerful, fun and less-pressure somehow. I saw so many awesome ladies – all shapes and sizes.