The swim was the worst part of the race, it was mostly a wade throughout the entire race, everyone was standing for most of it so it was difficut to get into a swimming position.
We were about 50 yards from finishing the swim and i figured I would just walk the rest of the way in since everyone else was doing so as well, on my way in I stepped on a knobby stump and bruised up my left foot. it would come back to hurt me during the run.
Decent transition, i took my time.
The bike went really well, this was the one area i thought was going to be the toughest. So instead of going out hard i took it easy, because i knew i still had the run afterwards,the first half of the bike had a lot of rolling hills but after that it was pretty flat.
What would you do differently?:
I should have really pushed the bike part a lot harder. I was riding with a hybrid bike and managed 15.7 mph for the course, not bad i thought but i could have went a lot harder.
Really good transition, out the bike in the rack and went out for the run.
The run was the worst part of the race, i felt good other than my left foot which i hurt during the swim, i didnt feel it on the bike but when i hopped off and started the run i could barely walk on it at first, i walked about the first half mile. I had been running about an 8:30 mile but with the injusry i could not keep up that pace.
Drank some water and beer and a few slices of pizza.
Would have loved to break 2 hours for my first, i think i would have if it wasnt for the injury, but all in all i had a fantastic experience and cannot wait until the next one.
Last updated: 2011-02-01 12:00 AM
Mobile Bay Watch
100F / 38C
Overall Rank = 558/623
Age Group = First Timer
Age Group Rank = 35/36
Woke up at 4:30 AM, loaded everything into the truck and rode about 15 minutes to the race. Drank a little gatorade and water and had a energy bar. Set up the transition area nicely.
Walked around and stretched a little.