Race Schedule and Results

Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick Race Report

We did another OLY yesterday and quite frankly it was fairly uneventful so I won't post a huge race report. Tom and I were both going back and forth with the "do you even want to do the race" conversations all week so getting through it was good enough for me! Here are the abbreviated highlights to an overall good race
  • The swim - not wetsuit legal. Ugh... and I say that because we haven't been swimming much, just doing drills with the TI tapes and I feel like I'm relearning swimming again so I was hoping to at least have the help of the wetsuit. I was totally uncomfortable with the swim which can be seen in the ridiculously slow time of 35:16 that it took me to finish. Oh, and the anti-fog solution that Tom used on my goggles was worthless. I could go on and on but I wouldn't bring you down!
  • Run 1 (yes, this actually came before T1 - there was a run segment from the lake, up a hill, to T1). That took me 1:25 (although I'm glad that I didn't have to run it in my wetsuit)
  • T1 - nothing special. I went to the wrong side of my rack and then had to climb under it to get my bike and gear. I'm a moron sometimes! T1 time was 1:08 which I liked seeing.
  • Bike - the bike is 5 laps, half of each lap being done on a highway. It's nice because you can usually gain some speed on the entrance ramp to the highway, although each lap got progressively more windy. I could really feel myself pushing into the wind with the harder gears trying to keep a good steady pace and by lap 3, my IT was starting to hurt. If this was my last race, I would have just said "Screw it", but I have a long season ahead of me and I didn't want to risk more injury. I pulled back a little and averaged 20.64mph for the whole ride. Time - 1:12:06 (3rd fastest in my AG)
  • T2 was a lot like T1 - just went through the motions. I was in and out in 1:22
  • Run - I actually felt great. Ran a 8:48 pace and finished in 54:34. Was thrilled with that and happy that I pulled back a bit on the bike because the IT didn't bother me at all on the run.
  • Overall, I finished in 2:45:51, 6th in my AG and 83rd of 159 overall. I'll take it.
  • They took pictures and I will post them when I finally see them!

That's was the extent of my workouts though for the weekend. I think we're going to be pushing it hard this week though! :)

Congrats to all of you who finished Lake Placid yesterday. I was following quite a few people all day and happy to see everyone had finished. I'm anxious to hear how your individual races went! I know that the rain probably made it interesting! :)

4 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the Oly! Good time! I don't know if I would have liked a bike route that went in circles... I would get a bit bored! Way to stick it out!

Borsch said...

Great job pushing on the bike! It sounds like it was a good race.

I'm not sure I would like 5 laps of a course though. That seems like it might involve lots of lapping people.

Kathleen said...

Good job :-)

Judi said...

Good job on the RR and OLY. Good bike pace too. You are fast!

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