Race: 2008 Beaver Freezer Sprint Tri
Date: Saturday, April 5th
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Distance: 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run
Time: 01:29:18 (and a 5k PR!!!!)
Bike trailer on the HH van:
The alarms went off across the hotel at 5:30am. We wiped the crusties from our tired eyes, marched down to breakfast, loaded up the van, and drove in silence to the race site at the Oregon State University campus. For some reason, the classic circus tune was going through my head. "Doo doo doodoodoodo doo doo doo doo." Odd, but fitting. And it drove everyone nuts as I walked around muttering it under my breath.
00:09:14 (pace = 1:51/100 yard)
What would I do differently on the swim?:
00:01:42 -- third fastest in my age group!
00:44:58 (pace = 16.01 mph)
What would I do differntly on the bike?:
00:01:11 -- fourth fastest in my AG, even with all the nonsense.
00:32:13 (pace = 10:23 min/mi) -- 5k PR!!!
My first lap was WAY too fast. I have yet to run less than a 10 minute mile on a TRACK, let alone a rolling course after swimming and biking. My first mile on this course was right around 9:45. I sort of scratched my head and tried to figure out if I had read my watch incorrectly. I felt solid, so just kept pushing.