Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: 2006 Madone 5.2 SL, some 60s Schwinn thing for crusin at Peak's Island, and an old single spead commuter (schiwn)
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HA! well, you all missed out! It was an awesome event and perfect sunny weather (last year it rained and was cold). The swim was choppy, and I have once again realized I just have no friggin idea how to do an open water swim. Pools I'm ok at, open water, I might as well just do the back stroke the whole way... I REALLY need to work on breathing.
I knocked off some time from my T1 and T2 this year though, so I was happy. I was also several minutes faster on the bike, though despite better shape this year, I was around 1:30 min slower on the run although I FELT much stronger. It took me until mile one (of 10K) to get my running legs and then it was fun.
The hill was HARD. As they put it: "The bike course is a difficult 14-mile loop course with 1,500 total feet of elevation gain/loss per lap." and man you feel that climb (most of it is in one hill that stretches about a mile or so). I went from 19.5 mph ave to 16.0 after the hill (and I was not passed, it was just a 5mph hill!)
Anyway, can't wait till next year but in the mean time, I want to find a nice, flat olympic distance!