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??????
| current weight: 229.0