500 yard swim
19 mile bike
3.1 mile run
Being this was my first swim I did lots of reading on what to expect, best place to position my self in the group ect. The promoter sent all 100 plus men in the Octomax group off at once. One thing I read was stay to the side to avoid much of the flying arms and legs. I did this and it worked about great. I had little trouble with other swimmers and was able to see great.
- Time: 10:30
- Average HR:179
Here are some shots from the swim
- Time 53 min 39 seconds
- Average HR 175
Only took me 1 min 21 seconds to transition from bike to run and off I went for the last leg. What I was happiest about was how fresh my legs felt. I read a tip the other day that said to help get your legs ready for the run stand up several times in the last few miles of the bike, I think this technique helped.
- Time 23 min 2 seconds
- Average HR 178
Now it was time to see where I ended up. I felt good about how I raced and thought I would at least place well. One thing I noticed was the folks at the finish line were clapping louder then what I normally hear.... strange.
Heard the announcer say the first print-out was posted, to my shock and surprise I placed 1st in my age group (35 to 39) and 4th overall! Now that feels good....
So now I'm officially a triathlete.......
Made up a short video from the film Dawndi shot today. Click below to see it.