Friday, September 16, 2011

Wilmington YMCA triathlon

Tonight we're headed to Wrightsville Beach for the Wilmington YMCA Triathlon tomorrow morning.  It is a sprint with a long swim and a slightly short run, which is great for me.  In days of yore I could use the swim to put a big gap on most of the field and then hold them off as long as possible, but these days my 5,000-6,000 yards per week just holds a small lead on most and loses a lot to the real swimmers.  Regardless, I enjoy the race and am looking to have a good run, the weather is going to be cool which helps me tremendously.    My run is my strongest leg right now on a personal basis, relatively speaking the swim is still best but not what it used to be. 

If I can finish top 10-15 overall it's a good day, the race has 1200 people and a lot of top competitors from the Carolina area.  A Masters division podium finish would be nice but am not counting on it.

I may do the Pinehurst sprint on October 2, and then all that's left after that is the Beach 2 Battleship Half on October 29.  I am training to break 4:30 at that race.

On Sunday we're doing an open water swim clinic at Wrightsville Beach.

Have a nice weekend, y'all.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Good Luck on your race, and have a good weekend.