• 28m 24s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

estimated distance - forgot to charge Garmin.

  • 29m 07s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 01m 56s /100 meters

GENERAL SMALLWOOD TRI - relay - swim portion.

Team That'sWhatSheSaid placed second ! great job, guys !


me, my (and now IRL friend) James, and my AR/ cycling buddy Greg, headed down to Indian Head, Md for the General Smallwood Triathlon. Greg does adventure races and has a beautiful road bike that never gets to race, I love an open water swim, and James is the fastest person on two legs (okay, second to Bolt).

Greg's girlfriend Christine drove us - at 5:30 am, natch - 90 minutes south to the park. we got there without a problem... and then there was a problem. I realized I forgot my wallet (am totally blaming this on IM-brain) and when I went to get our packet the race director wouldn't give it to me. great. he said to talk to the USAT ref - she said it was fine - but he still wouldn't give us our stuff. James had the brilliant idea to show him my facebook page - complete with photos of me racing - and he said that counted as photo ID.

phew !

then: problem 2 (again, IM-brain). I went to dig my goggles out of my bag. they were stuck, so instead of gently working them out from under my wetsuit, I kept yanking.

they broke.

Amy (also from BT, aka 'bushy' and don't ask) had an extra pair of goggles - the same Speedo Vanquishers I wear - that she kindly lent me.

we were taking pictures at the start - christine as our photag - when she said "um, your camera just popped." then it started smoking. no good. well... have been coveting a new camera for a while and I guess this was the catalyst to make that happen !

after being sure I understood the swim course - it was a weird set up: swim one circular loop, then back out, then swim back to the exit - I jumped in the water with the rest of the relay people and the women. ... and we're off ! for a small race this was a really crowded start! it took a while to break off from everyone and settle into a pace. because this was it for me I really tried to push it. sighting was okay but I got a little turned around on the way back to start the second loop. headed toward the finish --- easy to find thanks to the
wacky waiving inflatable arm flailing tube man at the boat ramp.

hit my watch at the swim exit with a time of 29:07 - woot ! that's a pace of 1:56 / 100 meters... amazingly good for me.

ran uphill to transition, got off the chip and onto greg's leg, and he was off on the bike. about 70 min later greg got back to T2 -- transfered the chip to James' ankle -- and off went James ! Greg, Christine, and I headed over to the finish (ate pizza and Mike&Ikes.. mmm). we saw one relay runner finish -- and then a few more runners .. and then James, in his Terp Runner kit.

Team That'sWhatSheSaid placed second (Greg got a 2 min penalty for illegal passing, but even without that we still wouldn't have gotten first, so he is forgiven) out of ten relay teams! yay !

overall time> 2:25:07 (rank: 2/10)
swim _ 1500M > 29:15 (rank: 2/10)
t1> 2:18(rank 6/10)
bike _ 24 mi> 1:11:34 (rank: 3/10)
t2> 0:26 (rank: 3/10)
run _ 10K> 39:36 (rank: 1/10)
[penalty> 2:00)

dozed on the way home... what a fun fun day. I think more relays are in my future -- they are a fun, low key way to enjoy tris with friends. nice going, guys !

  • 1h 31m 22s
  • 19.00 miles
  • 12.48 Mi/hr

on the trainer... watched 16 andd Pregnant, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Gossip Girl. Keep your comments to yourself !

  • 43m 05s
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 02m 09s /100 meters

wu: 500, 200 kick

ms: 5 x 200 (50 easy, 50 build, 50 faster, 50 fast)

cd: 300

  • 41m 18s
  • 4.02 miles
  • 10m 16s /Mi

I think I'm overtrained. I normally keep an 8:50-9:40 pace, and this was a tough, tough run. my body hurts. I'm exhuasted.

  • 1h 12m 34s
  • 7.45 miles
  • 09m 44s /Mi

nice and easy. started listening to James Patterson's new book, Alex Cross's Trial.

  • 56m
  • 11.30 miles
  • 12.11 Mi/hr

man, this whole sun-setting-earlier thing really sucks.

did college age/ hillchester/ thistle, etc. in EC

tonight: ride in EC

  • 1h 23m 35s
  • 4000.00 meters
  • 02m 05s /100 meters

wu: 300, 8 x 50


cd: 200

  • 35m 46s
  • -----
  • 08m 56s /Mi

fun run... forgot how much I love the Legally Blonde: The Musical soundtrack.

I REALLY didn't want go get up for the swim... I had a dream that I was out drinking with my friends, and when I woke up, I thought I was hungover. ha!

tonight: easy 4 mi run

overall time> 6:00:24
ag place> 10/14
gender place place> 27/ 61

time> 46:30 (YIKES... it did include a long run - .25 mi - to T1 .. but still - YIKES)
overall> 128/ 213

time> 2:40

time> 3:04:52
pace> 18.2
overall> 171/ 213

time> 2:02

time> 2:04:22
pace> 9:30
overall> 97/ 213

today >> 2000M swim after work
  • 3h 04m 52s
  • 56.00 miles
  • 18.18 Mi/hr


  • 2h 04m 22s
  • 13.10 miles
  • 09m 34s /Mi


  • 44m
  • 1800.00 meters
  • 02m 26s /100 meters


race report forthcoming..

horrible swim
pretty good bike
kickass run

didn't quite break 6h but PR'd by 15 min :)

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