Tri-Shark Classic Triathlon 1:12:11.3
Note: Since this is my fourth year doing Tri-Shark, I've put last years results in parenthesis for comparison.
Age Group Place: 10/53 (8/31)
Trishark #4, the open to the 2012 tri season for me.
Time: 10:46.4 (13:18.3)
100y: 1:48 (2:13)
I had a great swim this year. I made the sprint with the fishes in my AG and hung on. Maybe I went a little to hard, I was still feeling the swim on the bike, which I've never experienced before.
I spent alot of time trying to improve my T1, and I think it worked for the most part. Basic flow was:
-Wetsuit off half way on the run, all the way at the rack
-Glasses (under helmet straps
-Bike shoes clipped in and banded on
Note, I was a 9ish seconds faster last year, but I didn't swim with a wetsuit last year.
Time: 01:41.8 (1:32.9)
My bike split was exactly the same as last year. I really underachieved here. I think I payed a little for how hard I went on the swim, but also I was missing some of the push I needed to actually race. I knew I was a long way from the podium and my bike ride was more of a pity party than a TT. I ended up pulling off a power number closer to a 40K TT than a 20K.
Time: 33:28.6 (33:28)
Distance: 13 Miles
MPH: 23.3 (22.3)
My T2 is much improved this year. I'm still 20 or so seconds off from "good" but I'm 30 second from where I was... Short course transitions have never been my thing, but I'm working at it in hopes to take a few more minutes off the long course.
Time: 01:20.6 (1:54:.0)
I definately underachieved on the run. Same excuses as the bike. Not a fitness thing, it's my head, not my body. I had 23's in me, I just didn't have a reason.
Time: 24:53.9 (25:42.5)
Pace: 8:02 (8:17)