I was staying with my awesome friend Carmen (who has completed a Half Ironman and is doing another one in October- pretty much amazing!)and at 4:30am on race day, we found out the swim was canceled. A lot of friends asked if I was angry, disappointed, relieved… and honestly I was just disappointed… I had trained for the swim (I’m not a swimmer but trying) so I wanted to do it! But there may be another chance… more on this later.
40km (25 mile) bike ride: 1:28:04
10k (6 mile) run: 55:20
I absolutely killed it on the bike. I had predicted it would take me closer to 1:45:00 which is why I had missed Pat on the bike course. The run was basically what I had expected since the first mile off the bike is usually a challenging one until your legs stabilize. I felt good during it and know I could’ve pushed myself a little harder so hopefully next time will be better.
Very proud of myself and how I did Sunday at Nation’s Tri but definitely curious as to how I would’ve done with the swim included. I predict the swim would’ve taken me 35-40 minutes. But why guess how I would’ve done when I can find a small local tri to do in two weeks!? That’s right I’m signing up for another Olympic triathlon to finish off the season. This is a very small tri run out of New Jersey… more info soon! And thanks for all the well wishes Sunday!