Saturday, March 14, 2009

Azalea sprint tri report

Today was a nice day to do a triathlon, if you're a polar bear. It was drizzling and about 45 degrees over in Wilmington. Bri and I started around 8:03 AM. I had a good swim. My first transition was as slow as it could be. I put on a rain jacket, socks, gloves, and a hat.

I really didn't need the socks and gloves, which took 45 seconds or so, but at 37 and having done 150+ triathlons over the years, waaaaaah, fugheetaboudit. Just racing in this weather is a success.

Anyway, I had a decent bike and a decent run, but am definitely lacking the top end speed I need to be competitive with the elite field around here. Going to have to crank up the total training time, the addition of daylight and group rides will definitely help.

I wound up finishing 7 seconds behind Bri (who was 3rd elite female) and 4 minutes off my time from 2 years ago in 53:35.

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