Finished our triathlon. Mixed results IMO.
I was 16th in my division, but a lot of my division was sponsored racers from the local area. Sucks to be me there! LOL
I had a 1:06:22 for a final time.
400M swim in the pool with staggered start, which really clogged things up.
7 mile bike ride, where I averaged 18 mph being conservative on my legs for the run. (questionable decision)
5K run, which kicked my butt. My calves and knees were super tight for some reason, probably from a lack of running this month (it got ignored due to Bike MS 75 mile ride prep).
Breaks down like this:
Swim: 9:41 (I'm normally about 9:15)
T1: 1:37 (slower than I'd like, but I needed to catch my breath and the distance to run was a bit further than in practice)
Bike: 23:17 (18 mph pace okay, but others in my age group were over 19 mph pace - I can fix that easily enough).
T2: :57 (Happy with this one!)
Run: 30:54 (WAY off my 8:00 pace - this was at 10:18 and I felt even slower than that).
For my first tri, I can't really complain, as I have a baseline to work with (at least for pacing for the run and bike). Already signed up for an open water tri on 7/20 and another open water tri in early September, which is the 'graduating' tri for our Tri 102 class, which I also signed up for. That class focuses on the open water portion and more bike, so I really need to push myself to work on the run. My neighborhood is 3.5-4 miles if I run on the sidewalk all the way through, so that will be where I start to get my endurance back.
The guy who finished 15th in my age group was one of our coaches.
He only beat me by 4m19s (I beat him on the swim and bike easily, he smoked me on the run).