This race was good, tough, but good. I had some really great parts and some really awful parts. I kicked butt in the swimming portion, did decent at the bike, and had a horrible run. The best part of the run was hearing Eileen and Christopher cheering me on at the finish.
1:36:39.3 overall time
7:56.8 400m swim
44:07.5 12mile bike
39:47.7 3.1 mile run
I kicked butt at the swim portion. I had the third fastest time in my age group and I felt really good swimming. The water was cold (my preferred preference) and I just cruised; I kept a good pace and just swam.
The bike was flat and fast expect for the last 2 miles where there was a head wind and a slight incline for a bridge.
The last part, the run, was by far the worst run I've ever done. The course was tough, it was curvy, steep, and just overall unpleasant. I'm sure if I had been running during the prior two weeks it wouldn't have been as bad but it would have still been bad. I was definitely glad when the run was over.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, Eileen and Christopher were able to come cheer me on at the finish line. This triathlon started later than the previous ones therefore my mom was able to bring them over to cheer since they were both up and the race site was 15 minutes away from her house.