River Cities Sportspectrun Triathlon
August 6, 2000
500 m swim/18 mile bike, 5k run
My favorite triathlon. This year I went with a mission ... to beat my time from last year!! (First time I set goals.) Well, I ended being about a minute slower. :-(
But I had fun!!!
No volunteer photographer, this time! ... so pictures are few!!
This year, SportSpectrum used a chip. This was a great idea since it eliminated the need for me to try to capture split times, not that I am any good at getting my splits. Anyhow, my splits were:
Swim -- 13:15
Tran 1 -- 3:12
Bike -- 55:44
Tran 2 -- 1:19
Run -- 21:35
Tran 1, transition from swim to bike, is usually the slowest for me since I put on socks (that I'll use for the run), sweat-band, prescription sunglasses, heart-rate monitor, and race number. Tran 2, transition from bike to run, is faster since all I do is take most of it off and change from cycling to running shoes.
This year I wasn't able to push my quads, on the run as I usually do, 'till near cramping state as I was fighting a side-stitch.
As usual, though, I had a blast at RiverCities Triathlon!