Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Swim - 34:10, Bike - 2:51:58, Run - 1:51:32, Final - 5:20:27
This Year's Goals:
Swim - 30:00, Bike - 2:40:00, Run - 1:45:00
How'd I do?
Swim - 30:10, 18th fastest overall, 5th fastest in AG
Bike - 2:38:07, 73rd fastest overall, 12th fastest in AG - Both not bad considering I don't do much bike training compared to swimming and running.
Run - 1:49:47 - 107th overall, 15th in AG - what can I say? (sad trombone)
I am incredibly happy with 5:02:30. Especially with an incredibly long T2 and an average run.
The swim was a nice surprise especially considering it felt so easy and with the log jam at the end.
My bike blew me away. Way better than expected.
I am a little disappointed in the run, but when I looked at my splits I was actually running well at the half way point and not so horribly the last couple of miles, but those two hills absolutely killed me. The run felt way worse than last year and it was still faster, if only by a minute - that says something.
No GI issues. I was gassy and bloaty during the run, but I just chose some lonely times on the road to let that take care of itself (if you know what I mean - toot, toot.) I may have figured out the cause of my GI problems last week. Every liquid, gel and chew I had all day had caffeine in it. I can't drink a cup of coffee before I run or I have the same problem, so I went caffeine free on everything this race and no problems. I also took three Immodiums when I woke up so that probably helped.
I will not pee on my bike so don't even suggest it. I have a bashful bladder so peeing in the open might be a challenge as well.
After over two and a half hours in the saddle I am still waiting to get full feeling back in my "man-root." (I should write romance novels, shouldn't I?)
Here is the tape from the results page:
I will post pictures if anyone got any good ones.