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Monday, May 16, 2011

Tempe International Triathlon - Results



My sister Carol and her sign

Last Saturday when I ran in the Wisconsin Half-Marathon. The weather was supposed to be cold and rainy, but it turned out to be a pleasant 50 degrees with spotty sun. I remembering thinking around mile six, that this race was actually sort of fun. While it got less fun in the second half, I have to say that when I was on the run segment of the Tempe Triathlon yesterday, that fun notion never popped into my head.

The start of the race was delayed for 45 minutes so I went in the water at 8 am instead of 7:15, which meant that I started out on the run at about 10 am and instead of 9 am. The temperature was in the high 80s by then. Anyway that's my carefully constructed excuse for the poor run.

I didn't have a great race, although I did finish 2nd in my age group (out of 7). I had a strong swim, but I went too wide on the return and swam farther than I needed to. If I swam the course more expertly, I'd have made my goal time of 30 minutes. I had the same bike time as last year, but on the run I just started slow and got slower. I know I can run a lot better than a nine minute pace.

YEARTOTALSWIM/100T1BIKEMPHT2RUNMIN/MILE
5/16/102:49:1933:132:012:101:18:3119.11:5053:328:34
GOAL2:43:0030:001:502:001:17:0019.52:0052:008:19

5/15/112:52:1831:091:532:541:18:3519.11:4757:519:15


Next race: Evergreen Lake Triathlon July 16, 2011


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2 comments:

Mitzi said...

Wow, Len, I'm so impressed that you're out there doing this - and that you're trying to beat your times to boot. Kudos to you! It makes me have to sit down just thinking about all the energy being exerted - ha.

Len said...

Thanks, Mitzi. Nice to hear from you.