I haven't been swimming much at all the past couple of months due to some shoulder pain. I actually thought my time was going to be worse. My navigation was horrible. I think I swam and few extra hundred yards.
Had a little trouble getting my wetsuit off, especially over the timing chip on my ankle. It was also the first time I have used this wetsuit and it was a little tight, but I have gained some weight too.
I was happy with the bike leg. I thought for sure I was closer to a 1:15 time. I was slower going up the small hill but passed everyone going down it. It's interesting actually, it seems that most people use the down hill as rest time. I usually just try to go as fast as I can.
What can I say.....not an extremely bad time......could have been better...
I knew from last year that I needed to be fueled up for this leg, because they only provided water. Well it was the same this year and I didn't necessarily run out of gas it was just hot and I was tired. I knew when I hit the first mile at over 9 minutes this was going to be a less than stellar run.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
I haven't been training much lately, because of the demands of my job. I signed up for it, so I had to do it and I knew it wasn't going to be a good one for me. I would have been better suited for the sprint distance. Oh well, it was fun none the less.
I am a little mystified again by the fact that this race company does not provide anything but water during the race. We pay the same amount as the other races. I told myself last year that I wasn't going to participate, but ended up doing it because the Tribute tri was canceled. I still had a good time, just seems a little off.
Last updated: 2007-05-08 12:00 AM
Tucson Racing Inc.
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Overall Rank = 240/452
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 42/65
Just waiting around for it to start.