It’s official. I am slow. But I’m good with that. Because quite frankly this distance scared me. And I did finish. It just took me a while.
For the first time I was a bundle of nerves for a week before the race. And at the start my heart was jumping around trying to get out.
I’ll do a more thorough race report later but the highlights are:
1. I drafted a slow person in the river and was happy to do it. My time 48:41
2. On the bike I stopped at every rest stop, used the restroom, refilled my water bottles and made sure I had enough food. My time 4:15
3. My knees started hurting on the run at about Mile 7. And got progressively worse. So I walked. A lot. My time 3:03
T1 was 9 minutes and
for some reason T2 didn’t register for anyone they finally listed T2 as 6:53 so I guess that got tacked onto the run. I’m guessing about 5 minutes.
Final time: 8:23
354341 is my new place – I guess they keep adding data – out of 369372 overall and 57 out of 60 in my age group. S.L.O.W.
It was a fun race. We got lucky with the weather not getting super hot. I never got dehydrated, never bonked. Didn’t flat (though my back tire was mysteriously completely flat when I picked it up after the race.)
Was cheered along by Kiet on the course several times (he was doing the full ironman so he kept lapping me) which helped my energy level a lot. Congrats Kiet on 4th Age Group and 14th Overall! (His time was 10:38!)
Getting blown by on the bike course by the really fast guys was fun. It’s like they’re doing a completely different sport.
Congrats to Kelly Dunleavy too who took 1st in her Age Group and 8th Overall with a time of 5:12!