March 25, 2021 - 21/294 Overall, 3/26 Age Group
Overall I am happy with this outcome. I Just had a race the weekend prior where I was feeling the effects of slacking on my training some. So to do well in this one also gives me just that much more motivation again.
Swim: The swim went as expected per the usual. This of course is my worst discipline. Finished 66th overall with 5:52:03 @1:57/100 which is slow for me. Again shoulders blow up without a warmup, just jumping in and sprinting 300yrds. Expected between 5:30 and 6min so still im my range. Need to hit more of my swim workouts.
Bike: Bike went well which im glad about. Finished 20th overall with 34:27:02 @22.2mph avg. This course had a few decent climbs in it. Being a bigger guy climbs are not my thing but, I always route as much elevation as possible in all my training rides and it paid off. I was hurting on the climbing, but it was nice to see everyone else stuggling just a little bit more. I passed quite a few people here. Again need to work on transition from swim to bike and need easier to slip on bike shoes.
Run: Run went alright. Finished 27th overall with 21:34:08 @6:57/mile. I would have liked closer to 6:45 avg but there was a couple climbs, while short, still hard for a bigger guy which slowed me down a little. I think on a flat course 6:45 would have been possible. Overall happy that it felt better than last week. Happy to be under 7min mile with the hills and not wanting to walk after 2 miles.