oh lawd this pic... lol
250 m swim
10 mile bike
2.5 mile run
I arrived around 5:45 am because I want to set up early and warm up in the pool
After putting my stuff up, I went and got my timing chip and got marked.
my iPhone camera was sucking at 6 am
The WHOLE time leading up to this race, i was freaking out about swimming. I knew that this was weak for me because 1. I've never really swam and 2. I didn't start training until about a month and a half ago. I was worried I'd be in everyone's way and it would be a hot mess. It didn't feel like a hot mess. I swam pretty slowly so I could make it 250 meters but it seemed to go so fast.
My time: 8:17 which was 108 out of 135
*eh, not so great but I mean, I have never swam so I didn't care, I was just glad I made it out without being too much in people's way
The bike felt good. I was passing people all over the place and I felt strong. I was averaging about 15-16 mph. I didn't know how that compared to others, but it felt good to be "in control" a little more. I felt a little more experienced on the bike.
My time: 35:14 - I actually placed 35th out of 135 on this so I was right in what I was feeling
Run: I thought this would be cake for me. In my head, I'm a runner - piece of cake. This is was I train in, I'm going to kill it. Welp.... everyone must've been a runner because I placed like, 50th in this. But my time was 22:50 which was like a 9 minute pace. What's amazing about that is that my legs were shot and I ran 2/walked 1. So even with all the walking, I was averaging a 9 minute mile... wow
So overall I finished 46th out of 135. I would say not to shabby but all of us were beginners. I think I was 4th in my age group so I felt pretty good about that. If I could've swam just a little bit faster, I think I could've placed. The 3rd place person was 107:52 and my time was 108:22
I absolutely LOVED doing this. As for my next one, i think I'd like to work on my swimming. I really really really enjoy swimming and I think if I train in the pool the way I train in my running, I can speed it up. I also am impressed with my bike and I think if I can actually train in that, maybe I can really do well on that portion.
All in all... I'm hooked