Monday, November 2, 2009

Made It!

I'm really not sure how I did it.  I was sitting in front of my computer at midnight on Saturday - waiting for registration to open for the New York City Triathlon.  The clock moved and I started the process.  Several times, my computer locked up and I was in "wait mode".  It took a few minutes - but finally I completed the process and got my confirmation.

At the time, I had no idea that the race was selling out in 7 minutes! I've read that no triathlon has sold out faster!  That may or may not be correct - but 7 minutes is remarkable none the less.  Reading comments on ST and BT, it is clear that lots of people made the effort and got locked out of the system.  I'm thrilled to have made it in - I've never been to New York, so this will be a memorable way for me to make my first trip.

2010 is shaping up to be a busy triathlon year for me.  Longer distances and some travel next year will make it a fun year.  I have one more key race to get signed up for.  That is St. Anthony's which is close to home.  Then - do I dare consider Ironman Florida next November???  It's early and I'm not ready to make that commitment yet!     


  1. 7 minutes!!!!!! Ok please explain to me what makes this race such a high demand, there has to be a bike or something in the swag bag, I dont get it.

  2. I really have no idea why it's such a big draw. I've never been to NY and thought it would be a great destination race. The fact that it sold out in 22 minutes the prior year made me think it must be a nice event . . .

    If you're interested - there is the Underwear Run through Central Park a day or two before the race. I don't think I'll be in underwear shape by then!


  3. Hooray!! That sounds like a wonderful race, I'd love to see NYC some day. What a perfect way to see it, congrats on getting in. :)

  4. Wow, that may be even crazier than the time I got tickets to the World Series through ticketmaster!

  5. Hi - found you through BT & my blog. I live in NY and will be doing the NYC Triathlon this year as well. It's my first year doing that race, but I went to watch last year and the crowds are just fantastic!