Saturday, June 26, 2010

Morse Park Summer Triathlon

June 26, 2010  -  Very little training occurred during the week leading up to this modified sprint distance tri (600 M * 14.2 M * 3 M).  Travel schedule made it difficult to get in quality workouts. Lesson learned at Morse was to come prepare with the wet suit.  The water ended up at 76.5 degrees and the benefits of a suit would have helped my tangent attempt to cross to the opposite yellow buoy prior to navigating the first.  So much for line of sight. A gradual run in with the friendly safety patrol in the kayak and i was spending much more time in the water than needed.  The bike loop was flat and fast.  An interesting note is that I was the same race number as the Terre Haute Tri (198). Wonder if that will hold up for other events. I like to start the first half of the run slowly and finish strong which has worked well so far this year. Next up - Munice Endurathon.   Results

Terre Haute Triathlon

May 22, 2010 -  A cold start in 64 degree water and the first time wearing a wet suit was successful. Starting the year off with an Olympic distance was ambitious and the field was certainly not like the sprint tri's.  Everyone was eager to show how their high end gear and long hours of spring training would pay off.  Once out of the water and a short run to transition it was off on the bike. Another first.  Rode the new tri bike for the first time in an event.  A little timid over the 25 miles since I wasn't sure how my legs would react on the run.  Seemed a couple of pace lines passed by in the non-draft event but I guess you will have that from time to time.  Out onto the run all toes were numb and could barely get moving.  Ended with a nice pace and felt like the on and off again training schedule could use some tweaking.  Singed up for the half ironman distance in Muncie to keep on track.  Results