Thanks .... I'll see if the extra sports drink will work. It was great to meet all my goals. I'm hoping to enter next year and plan on training to see what I could have done with proper training. I'm not sure if this is something I would want to do all the time?? Will see.
I am doing the happy dance for you, Jim, you must be so proud of yourself for finishing a triathalon! I am glad that drawing on your inner strength and thinking about your wife got you through the cramps and pain...way to go!
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I was able to survive the Tri!!!! Not only did I finish but I was able to finish under an hour.
The total time was 59 mins and 10 secs.
The swim 200 meters: 5mins 45 secs
1st Transition: 1 min 55 secs
The bike (9 miles): 29 mins 14 secs
2nd Transition: 1 min 29 secs
The run (2 miles): 20 mins 48 secs
I felt great after the event and would like to do it again next year. But I will hold off and let my wife have the glory and compete with the boys next year. The boys want to compete again as well.
The oldest finished in 1 hour 5 mins 24 secs
The middle son finished in 57 mins 45 secs
I just wonder what I could have done the event in if I were able to train for this properly???????
The swimming was freaky ..... It was hard to fight off people pulling me under and hitting me. Obviously I did not start at the back or to the outside far enough. Once I was able to get more to the out side I was able to get into more of a rhythm and breathing, and heart rate lower. I was able to pass some more people and gain on others.
During the bike I was trying to getr sports drink down and a GU .... but it was a chocolate GU and I had not had that flavor before ... I was gagging and could not breathe and trying to wash it down with sports drink.
I wanted to pedal harder and faster but I remember what WONGERCHI had told me .... do not go all out safe yourself for the run. I still averaged 18.5 mph but I was holding myself back ... I was not attacking the hills all out and and not driving faster on the flats. Even thought the avg speed was at 18.5 I still felt I could have went harder.
Bob (Heyputthatdown) I did not sink or drown in the swim ... I think your advice on doing the TRI worked!!!!!!;-) LOL
I was able to get out of Trans 2 with no problems switching from from cycle shoes to running shoes. I was about 200 yards out of Trans area and both calves wanted to cramp up and I'm thinking great I'm not going to finish the race now.??? I thought of my wife and the pain she had to be in so I pushed forward. I started to run on my heels and tried to stretch the calves on the run. I was able to do this for about 300 yards. I was able to get the tightness out and finish the run. My knee problems kicked in with about a half a mile to go yet. Again, I thought of the wife and pushed forward. No I did not walk at all I wanted to push forward and challenge myself.
I was exhausted all day.
I'm thinking about doing a 14.2 mile bike ride today as a recovery ride. Nothing hard or fast easy pace around 14-15 mph average speed. Is this the right thing to do??????
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