Saturday 8Mile Time Trial 23:58 10/11 in civilian class 35+
They call it the race of Truth. here are truths I unearthed today.
1. It's a blast to try something new that scares the crap out of you
2. I should really work on my core exercises before putting on a tight tri top
3. Time trials are fun
4. being passed on by 4 other riders does not make feel good
5. passing a 14yr old rider in a time trial does not make feel any better
had a REGEN recovery drink (i run/ride for Team REGEN so ya know) and hoped my legs would be recovered for my other race on sunday
. hang out in AC for a bit and get some food and drive back I pass out for a bit of the ride
Sunday up at 5:45 for a 45min drive to Race #2
Independence supersprint tri 450 yd swim, 10 mile bike, 2mile run
hung out with the other old heads (green caps for my new age group 40+) before the race and joked about being overtired and undertrained. it was overcast and almost chilly. the swim has muddy and had seaweed and after my second kick to chest I began thinking I had enough of triathlon
not as hilly as I thought It be. legs felt great and I had a grand old time passing and chatting w/ everyone. the fast cyclist must have stayed home to watch the race in philly today cause I was only passed by 1 guy. I was cruising w/ my HR just below my Lactate Threshold. legs felt fresh despite yesterday TT. must push harder next time
spent the first 1/4 mile wondering who shot in me in the calves. after that was AWESOME! had a great run. no one passed me and I was catching a lot of guys. w/ a 1/2 mile to go I caught a guy in blue trisuit and pulled alongside. he looked at me and said' you know I'm a world class sprinter right?' I flex and snarled' BRING IT' we laughed and gave hi fives and I dropped him just before the finish.
finished 2nd in the old head group