June 24, 2018 - Some people have no idea of what courtesy is...
I had a pretty good race even though going into it I was unsure of how I would do.
That swim is so short,(250M) and with all the swimming I have been doing 250m is almost a sprint distance these days. The one bad thing of the race was the girl that started in front of me on the swim. I caught her by the second length. I had to stand up and stop twice so as not to run over her after turns . I touched her toes about 5 times per length but she wouldn't let me by...then I got out of the pool in front of her, I used the ladder and she used the wall and as I was running for the door she came up inside me and forced me to the right. (Double doors with a post in the middle) That caused me to hit my watch, which caused it to fly off the quick release so then I had to stop and pick it up. Frustrating start, maybe that was why the bike was what it was. I caught and passed her inside the first mile of the bike. Not sure what she was trying to prove.
I did have a couple of stretches of road on the bike where I could really open it up. I had a solid 7 minute stretch of speed above 20 mph. Not too bad for me on a rolling course. I think I did okay on the climbs too so it was a good bike.
I have only raced this race once before with a time of swim- 3:43, bike- 46:22 & run 26:28 for a 1:17:49.
So I have my 3rd PR this season since I beat everyone of those old splits and finished with 1:11:58, just a bit quicker :-).