Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: O'ahu, Hawai'i
Bikes: BMC Time Machine TMR01
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First Triathlon in the books
After finding reasons not to do one for a long time, I finally just decided to do it no matter the case. I don't do group rides on bikes and I only commute to and from work as my only cycling. As far as swimming, welllll.. I suck. But I knew that. I only reckoned myself a decent runner if anything.
There were 107 entrants and I was thoroughly intimidated by the 10,000 dollar bikes people were setting up in the transition area, but I figured at least I got to see some good eye candy. I'm a 220 pound /100kg 6'3" (189cm) guy, so I guessed that to be my disadvantage as well.
Anyway, my official times were as follows:
400 meter Swim - 12:20.0
15K Bike - 30:17.6
5K Run - 22:48.5
= 1:05:26.2 (29th Place Overall, 12th place in 30-39years old category)
For comparison, first place overall was 7:53.8 Swim, 27:40.1 Bike, 18:45.7 Run.
Overall, I was happy. I noticed that the bike and run were both LONGER than the stated distances. I think I ran almost 5.2K for instance in the run according GPS. Who knows, seemed long though. I bumbled around on the transition to swim (it was last for some reason), but really I just need to lose a little weight and focus on getting the swim time at 400m under 10 minutes as a start. I can get under 22 min 5K pretty easy as well.
We'll see. I had fun though. Always fun to catch another sport bug!