Lindsey, being the competitive person she is, apparently didnt think her competition would give her enough trouble so she talked me into a couple of little bets. As I'm always up for a little extra motivation I was game.
The first challenge we agreed on was the swim split. Even though Lindsey was a standout swimmer at Maryland and I am just a "skinny runner dude" I was feeling generous (and possibly a little cocky) when I gave her a whole minute on the swim. The loser had to buy the drinks after the race. We made this bet on Friday, before our prerace swim on Saturday. Of course Saturday rolls around and we go up the Y to swim and Lindsey slaughters me in a hard 500. I cant say I was feeling too good...
So to cover myself I proposed a second wager... straight up, better overall finish (w/in gender). This one I felt a bit more confident in but not much. I honestly hadnt looked at the pro women's field but I hoped it was at least decent.
The results? Well, my swim time was 25:30. Ms. Jerdonek OTOH took 27:20 to complete the 1.2 miles. 25:30 + 1min < 27:20 = Andrew 1, Lindsey 0. The second contest ironically enough ended with a tie as Lindsey had a kick ass race and finished 8th. So to settle the bet Lindsey picked up the tap at our second dinner at Perkins. Our first dinner was at Seasons 52 with my mom and grandmother. FYI Seasons 52 is famous for their fresh, seasonal, healthy diet. And by healthy I mean all of their items are under 475 calories. Now the meal was quite delicious (I had the Mahi Mahi while Lindsey had the Sea Scallops), it just didnt quite do the trick. To remedy this we met a couple of Lindsey's friends out at Perkins for some slightly higher calorie fare and decided on the "Everything Omlette" which came with three pancakes and our choice of potatoe. Fortunately we convinced the waitress to substitute a muffin for the hashbrowns: