Decided to just watch time and check HR periodically.
Speedo w/sports bra
Lake Cammack open water around bouys to the left. We entered the water off a cement wall and stood chest deep until the start. Exit was at the boat ramp.
86F / 30C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
15 miles |
My speed ranged from 6-8 mph going up some hills to 27-30 going down some hills and on flats. I was pleased that even after struggling up some of the hills I was able to resume pedaling at a decent rate, for me. I tried changing gears enough to keep my cadence steady and felt OK about that. I was concerned about my heart rate. It stayed in the low 170's, eventually dropping to high 160's. 164 is considered my max HR and it's usally in the 150's when I cycle. At the dismount line, I unclipped in time but my legs buckled and my bike tipped over. No harm done and I jogged to transition.
Rolling hills, pretty countryside. Although this was my first tri, I realized that the turns were pretty sharp and I felt I had to slow down to make them safely. I was passed by only one car--the sheriff's department did a great job holding/re-directing traffic.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
03.11 miles |
13m 48s min/mile
I didn't watch my Hr--just determined to get to the end.
"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep." I don't think Frost was thinking of this hilly terrain. At least it was shady with some level places to run, but lots of hills, roots and slippery spots from the previous night's rain. Also some nice views of Lake Cammack along with a 1-mile stretch of the park entrance road.