I am pretty sure the swim was longer than last year. I asked the RD director about it and he said it probably was. That makes me feel better because my time was terrible compared to past years, yet I felt strong on the swim, and felt like I did well with navigation. I did get a couple of huge mouthfuls of water when I was hit by a wave....that would play a factor later. I was not nervous at all and this was probably my best swim, mentally....even though the time was bad.
UPDATE: Checking the top 20 swim times from 2009, they were from 17-21 minutes (mine was 26:41). This year the top 20 ranged from 21-29 minutes. So I don't feel so bad. It's hard to compare results when the swim and run legs varied so much over the years....but....I feel better now!
2 laps clockwise along shore.
67F / 19C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
22 miles |
18 minutes to sprint turnaround at 6 miles
34 minutes to Oly turnaround at 11 miles
I had my Garmin on my bike but I didn't look at it once.
Some with gusts
Out and back next to I-90, couple of hills, none that required getting out of the big ring.