Monday, May 16, 2005

Race Results! Tri #1 (San Dimas)

Start Time: 7:36 AM
T1: 7:40
T2: 8:10
Finish: 8:31

Swim Time (200-300 yds): 4 min
Bike Time (8.33 miles): 30 min (3.6 min/mile; 17 mph avg)
Run Time (3 miles): 21 min (7 min/mile)

Total Time: 55:42
Place: 2nd in Age Group (30-34); 8th overall.

Good job! Very happy and pleased at these results.

Pre-race
Pre-race


Go!
Go!


Transition
Transition


Ride
Ride


Coming in
Coming in


Final Run
Final Run


Congratulations
Congratulations


With Kate, Heidi and Mom
With Kate, Heidi and Mom

The next week was back into the swing of it: one sprint, one recovery, and one distance workout in all three disciplines.

TRILAB workout on 5/21 was a FULL OLYMPIC DISTANCE effort: 1/2 mile swim (that’s a little short, actually) 23 mile bike, 6 mile run. Apparently I did it in 2 hours, which seems fast, but hey, I was first. Outsprinted my nearest competitor, who actually overtook me for a minute or so, by inches at the end. I just had something left and he didn’t. Fitting, it was Peter—who had been outdoing me throughout the whole camp. I was definitely not putting in race effort—really cruising on the bike, chatting with people as I passed them. The run got more serious as I realized that I had a real shot at winning, so I nose-to-the-grindstoned it. Anyway, lots of congratulations and back slapping on my effort at the San Dimas course the week before—no one but I really got the satisfaction of my intraclub win. But it was great to actually experience an Olympic distance event!

Just now I went back and reread my entire triathlon journal starting in January! Wow, what a ride it’s been. My times have certainly improved! Swimming and running are much faster now. And in San Dimas I was running 7 minute miles for 3 miles; I had been hoping for 7:30 at that race! So I’m definitely much faster.

3 comments:

Madley said...

Well, I'm happy to say this publicly -- this was an AWESOME journal! My brain is full of new information (about each sport, HRMs and HR, bike paths in LA, testosterone and competitiveness in men); my heart is full of admiration for you -- now if I can only get my butt in gear!

So inspirational -- and of course, I can't believe you're doing it again! When's Redondo now? I want to see watch you SWIM STRAIGHT! :)

Mia said...

Andrew, you are unreal! I saw you during your training time, but reading about what you reall did, that just blows my mind.I loved reading your blog. It just shows what real determination can accomplish. I am truly impressed!!!!

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