I wanted to introduce myself. I am Nancy from Michigan. I recently have completed two "super-sprint" tris. The first one was actually called My first try tri, it was amazing to find one like this to know everyone that was doing it was a first timer (or at least they should have been) I ended up placing 5th in my age group of about 35 and was very pleased with my result.
Last saturday I did my second tri, a very short one. Swim, 200 meters, bike 6.9 miles and run 1.4 miles. My plan was speed since it was so short. I scoped out last years first place winner in my age group and made her my target! Not only did I beat her so did 5 others. She placed 7th as she did not improve on the previous years time at all. I ended up in 4th, only 2 seconds outta 3rd. Talk about hindsite being 20/20. All I could do is think about all the spots I could of done better. And since I was 1.5 mins ahead of that gal going into the run, I was so disappointed to lose to her. While I did a 10:25 pace, she did almost a 9 flat. and thats exactly what she needed to do to beat me!
Oh well... even though I run and have been for years, it seems to be my weak sport after cycling. I supposed more brick workouts should be in my training and maybe then I can hold up my lead when I get off the bike! Now Im trying to figure out if I am ready for the sprint length, the run scares the you know what outta me!
How do you make yourself do it? You remind yourself that your're fulfilling your obligation to get the best from yourself, and that all achievement is born out of sacrifice. - Lance Armstrong, Every Second Counts www.everydayhealth.com/Calories-Burn
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