I just finished stacking a cord and a half of wood right after the race. My back is aching from the wood pile not the race.
I THINK it went very well. Here are the numbers.
My overall time was 1:27:48. The results said I was third in my age group, 14th OA but they must have made a mistake because they gave the award to someone else. I hate when that happens but what are you gonna do. Keep smiling? Ya, that's right.
Swim .25 miles, time 8:24
In June I swam a mile in 37:00. I think that means that this race was an improvement. Hooray for that! I thought I was going like a bat out of hell but alas, maybe not that fast. I felt REALLY GOOD on the swim and I actually really enjoyed that part of the race. I think I could have done better at spotting. I veered off course twice. That could be good for 20 seconds I suppose. This was the first time I pushed the pace on the swim and actually felt like it was a race.
T1: 5:59. Before anyone pukes I need to tell you that there was a jog of about 800 meters. I had my wet suite on. I had to put on a shirt, jacket, and shorts. Normally I don't have to put these things on. Everything went on as planned. I wore a long bra top under my yellow jacket. It was expected to be much colder and for a split second I realized I might not need the jacket but I wore it anyways. I later realized I could have gone without the jacket because it did indeedy warm up more than expected.
The bike 14.5 miles 49:33 - I felt good on the bike. I averaged 17.9miles. Almost 18 mph! I would have been really psyched with 18 mph. I can improve hugely on the bike. I do not even have aero bars yet. I also only spent about 1000 bucks on my bike. I'm thinking of what I can upgrade for next year's events to cash in on the "free speed" that everyone talks about that's not really free!!! :). It was hilly.
T2: 1:25. Not bad I thought. Probably could get faster here. I have not tried many of the tactics I see others using like keeping their shoes in their bike.. YET!
Run 3.2 miles 7:04, 7:02, 8:19 (1.2) Average of 6:55's. I thought this was a good run. Again, it WAS hilly and I had the most fun here passing tons of people. Especially this woman who kept playing cat and mouse with me on the bike. I flew past her on the run..ahahahahah that'll teach you my pretty..lol...
In closing. It was a gorgeous day (photos to come) on a gorgeous course. Several great people from our running club were there and many participated. A great day!