On Sunday, I did my first race ever where I beat the overall 1st place woman.
Overall, I'm proud of my results (and not because I beat all women).
Overall: 40th place, 6th in my AG of 42
Swim: 1:35 / 100yd (Overall 49th of 358 men, 3rd in my AG of 42)
Bike: 22.6mph (Overall 22nd of 358 men, 3rd in my AG of 42)
Run: 7:28 / mile (Overall 68th of 358 men, 10th in my AG of 42)
(The 1st place girl finished 25 seconds behind my time.)
My Age Group was tough!
This was a sprint triathlon (275yd pool swim, 14.6mile bike ride, 5k run)
25 days until Ironman Texas. That was my practice race.
#1: Do what I can do (250+ training days, 300+ aerobic hours).
#2: Race shape - BUILD aerobic base
#3: Race (Cincinnati MiniMarathon - 3/18, Grand Rapids 70.3 Tri - 6/10, Ironman Florida - 11/2)
Congratulations! It looks like you had a great race!
Nice racing Brian, you just might be a short course guy.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
I really enjoyed the race. It was a great morning where I could race with my wife and a number of our close friends.
Throughout the race we were able to cheer each other on and we all had a great time.
My wife and I were able to recruit 4 friends to join the race who have never raced a triathlon before, and I'm pretty sure they'll all be back for another.
After this upcoming Ironman, I think I may put some focus on shorter races. We'll see. (I said the exact same thing this time last year right before my 1st Ironman).