This year the weather was PERFECT. Just perfect. It was in the mid 50s when we started & quickly warmed up to 63 for the bike & 68 for the run. I successfully operated my fancy Garmin this time & have data - hence the exact temperatures for the bike & run. Yay me.
|Pre race Garmin Education|
|Lots of clear water!|
400 yard Swim Time: 9m17s - 4/4 Age Group
Transition was quick. From my experience last week I knew I didn't need any additional clothing for the bike and I was right. The weather was perfect!
T1 Time: 0m54s - 1/4 Age Group
I decided I would push hard on the bike this time. The roads were a little rough from the winter. There were quite a few pot holes to navigate on Steele & McCracken roads. I managed to avoid the big pot holes while maintaining a decent for me pace. Besides that the bike was uneventful.
15 mile Bike Time: 52m30s - 17.1 mph - 2/4 Age Group
Transition 2 was no biggie either. Quick in & out.
T2 Time: 0m41 - 1/4 Age Group
The run is a 5k cross country course. It is tough. I don't run cross county often so I am always a little nervous about turning an ankle like last years Dirty Dog trail run. This year the course was well mowed & dry. I walked a fair bit but tried to keep it to the hills only.
5K Run Time: 32m44s- 3/4 Age Group
Total Time: 1h36m09s - 3/4 Age Group
We didn't stick around after the race. I wanted to get another 15-20 miles in for training. Steve & I headed to West 6th to get in some Pedaling for a Purpose miles. After our ride we refueled with a Smithtown burger & a West 6th brew. A perfect spring day!
Now time to focus on my big spring race - Challenge Knoxville. It's only 2 weeks away!