Monday, August 11, 2008

25th Turtleman

Weather was great, really nice day.  Race finished just as it started to get hot.  
I have not spent a lot of time socializing with other triathletes at races.  Lately I have been doing it more, which is a very good thing.  I don't know why I have not been, probably just my natural shyness and somewhat introverted nature.  There are so many nice people out there doing triathlon, it is great.  
The swim was good, water just cold enough for wetsuit, shallow like last year, not as many weeds, still kind of stinky.  I got kicked in the left hand, middle two fingers, and it still hurts.  Had a little trouble with the wetsuit zipper, the breakaway zipper did not breakaway.  I don't think I had it high enough and I did not pull it up correctly.  I had to squeeze out of it.  Bike was pretty good, the ride hurt at first, felt better as I went on.  The run hurt, less than last year, but it still was a little painful.  Not sure why this run is so taxing.  It might be the long straights, openness of the course, and lack of turns.  I thought I was going to puke at the end, not the first time, but this time it felt like it was actually going to happen, it did not, thankfully.  
Again, it was another beautiful day at the races.
2008 Results
Overall - 206/795
Age Group - 24/72
Swim (1630 yards) - 27:45 (1:42 100/yards, pretty close to a personal best)
T1 - 2:11
Bike (21.4 mi) - 57:10 (22.5 MPH)
T2 - 1:27
Run (5.1 mi) - 41:36 (8:10 min/mi, really wanted to go under 8 min/mi, but what are you going to do?) 
Total - 2:10:06

2007 Results
Swim (1630 yards) - 33:30 (2:03 min/100 yards, no wetsuit, but still slow)
T1 - 2:03
Bike (21.4 mi) - 1:00:44 (21.1 MPH)
T2 - 1:40
Run (6.2 mi, longer than 2008) - 54:39 (8:48 min/mi, ugh not good, kind of blew up)
Total - 2:32:35
Overall - 316/715
Age Group - 50/84

1 comment:


You are crazy. If something made me feel like I was going to puke, I would never do it again.

I'm going to kick that zippers ass if it gives you trouble again.