Last weekend I raced in the 6th annual Snake River Triathlon in Lewiston, Idaho. It was my third year competing. In 2009, I raced as a team with race director Mike Collins. Mike did the 500 yard swim (7:05) and I did the bike and run. I finished the 12 mile bike course in approximately 35:30 (20.3 mph average) and the 2 mile run in 14:57 (7:28 average). Our combined finish time was 58:24, good enough for 2nd team overall.
Last year I raced it as an individual. My swim time was 8:18, my bike was 33:47 (21.3 mph average) and I did the run in 16:38 (8:19). My overall time in 2010 was 58:56, good enough for 22nd overall individual.
This year was going to be different; I told myself. I spent a lot more time in the pool during the off-season and stuck to my bike workouts and ran more consistently. I had faith that my training plan was going to pay off.