Sunday, November 6, 2011

Triathlon!

The sport of triathlon just puts me in a good mood.  Being currently overweight and undertrained, my only goal was to finish - I had checked last year's times and was fairly sure I would be the last finisher, and my guess was correct (a lot of the less fit participants do the sprint rather than the Olympic distance or race as a team). 

The course volunteers were fantastic - they really make even the slowest finishers feel very well taken care of.  Bike course really well marshaled, including lots of police on motorcycles - it felt extremely safe and well organized.  Thanks to volunteers for their time and efforts!

Don't have my exact time, but something like 3:40 total (1500m swim/40K bike/10K run) - I have no heat acclimation, it's pretty darn hot out there but mercifully it was not as humid as it might have been.  (Currently it's 84F with relative humidity of 61%.)  Fun!

Swim: around 40min
Bike: 1:34:49 (15.7mph, avg HR 146, max HR 156)
Run: 1:19:35 (4.7mph, avg HR 157, max HR 169)

c. 3:40 total



4 comments:

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Congrats! If that earned you last, it was a speedy group.

Jenny Davidson said...

Thanks! A speedy group with superior heat adaptation!

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

Both Olys I did, I came in at 3:25 both times. So that isn't too shabby considering the heat and undertraining!

Black Knight said...

Congrats. How many persons are able to swim 1500 m, to ride 40k and to run 10 km in a row? For instance I am not.
Moreover you raced against a speed group.
Brava.