Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bridgeland Triathlon

I raced Bridgeland last Sunday after riding 100 miles on Saturday. This race wasnt planned but when I found out about a few friends racing and you could buy a resale packet I jumped on it. I didnt expect a great race and just wanted to get back to racing and have fun.

I felt pretty good during the swim and didn't push too hard. It was a bit crowded but nothing too bad.
500 meter swim
9:57 - 1:59/100m (1:49/100yard)

T1 was awesome! I was first in my age group for T1
T1 - 0:56

Bike was basically and out and back on a flat concrete road. I was in a group of 3 other guys (2 in my age group) that kept passing getting passed, re-passing and on and on. We always stayed 3+ bike lengths between and never drafted. Around mile 9 I put the hammer down and passed them holding 25MPH. 2 of them caught me with around 2 miles to go. Looks like we dropped the 3rd guy that was in the group.
14 mile bike
36:16 - 23.2 MPH

T2 was pretty good too.
T2 - 0:50

The run hurt pretty good. My run has suffered since Ironman due to shredding my knees up so bad. I havent been able to run much since then. I was mostly by myself during the run until about one mile to the finish 2 guys in my age group running just under 7 min miles passed me. I held on their heels for a few seconds until I started dry heaving so I brought my pace back down to something manageable. I figure if Im dry heaving that means I'm basically leaving it all on the course.... which is the only way I race :)
3.5 mile run
26:16 - 7:30 pace

1:14:16 total time
10th place in 25-29 males out of 74
50th place overall out of around 800

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