Monday, March 2, 2009

They Changed It On Us

Man, I've barely been online today.
Not at all with a computer, mind you, just my pda phone. My Mac is in the shop having the body replaced from the time that the Genius Bar guy scratched it up. They'll be keeping it for a week. Ugh... I'm having withdrawals.

That being said, I also haven't uploaded any photos from the race. I tried today on my work computer, but that didn't really fly. Everything is blocked.

So the race didn't go exactly as planned.
The water that day was just too choppy and nasty to have a swim so the officials canceled that portion of the race, effectively turning the triathlon into a dualthon, which was a 5k run, 10.8 mile bike, followed by another 5k run.
It was still a pretty cool race, but honestly, that was a little more running than what I had planned on doing.

The first 5k went pretty well at about an 8:45 per mile pace. The bike went very well. All I know is that I passed a lot of people and I was feeling really good.
My transition times were excellent.
However, the last 5k got my goat.
I was gassed. I was running at a mild workout pace and my calves were screaming at me. I still finished with a decent time of 1 hour 32 minutes, but like I said, it just wasn't the race that I had been training for.

Now I'm looking forward to the next real triathlon in Athens. It's also much better organized. I have two more weeks to tighten things up and beat last years time of 1 hour 36 minutes.
Should be a piece of cake.
Pics will come as soon as I get my Mac back if not sooner.