Wow what an event all the Superstars were there, Kona Shelley and Dawn were the two spotlights winning Gold in their respective age groups. Not to mention kicking my ass!
I figured out the areas that I need to improve on first there is the swim...then the bike...then lastly the run :)
Seriously though I need to get my a$$ back to the masters swim and start working hard on my swim endurance. I think I have the how now I just need the repetition. I felt comfortable in the water today other than the mouth full of water I took in and sort of aspirated. I think I was almost dead last in the swim, but hey it's my first season in triathlon and expect to see a much improved ff_jeff next season.
The bike, I loved the bike! I wasn't as superfast as I know I can be..I was riding along @ 30 kph I could have and maybe should have pushed it harder but I was worried about the old legs. I really enjoyed the looped course especially going through the spectators. I now have a new tool for no excuses. My wife found a gently used Tacx indoor trainer for those days when she is working and I can't get my biking in!
The run...felt good getting off the bike. Legs felt like rubber. I wasn't winded at all but my legs were very fatigued. I ran a dismal 9:00 minute miles for a 5 km. At the end I realized something though for about the last 400 meters I was sprinting to the end probably better than a 6:30 pace...my legs felt great. I am going to try next time to just go out as fast as I can and see how that works for me. That is what I do in training... so this taking it easy at the beginning/ all around is coming to an end. This is what it is all about learning for the next one!
A special Heyyyyy to my family that were out there cheering me on!
Nest race most likely Detroit Half Marathon.