Results here. 1:22:42. 26th out of 173, 5th in age division.
The irony is that my time was faster than the 1st place finisher in the next younger (40-44) division, but so be it - work on getting faster next year, and in the meantime enjoy the event and make the best of it.
Was out with my boys posting "caution - bikes on road" signs on the course pre-race, when I saw Tom getting some morning miles in. Absolutely no nervousness at all pre-race; that was a welcome change. Photo essay for the race itself:
|Other than having to dive through waves at start, the 1/2 mile |
swim from Misquamicut State Beach to Old Town Beach
was relatively calm and flat.
Swim time: 15:27. Back of the pack, but 3 min faster than last year!
|Finishing lap 1 of 2 - passed many cyclists|
|Finishing 2nd lap - 20.6 mph average|
Bike time: 46:48, 45th o/a and 4 min faster than last year!
|On the run course on |
|Giving it my all on run back from|
Weekapaug Bridge to Misquamicut:
splits 6:08 / 6:01 / 5:48
17:42 for 3 miles; 4th o/a
30 secs faster than last year
Congrats to Steve for winning our age group again! Elise won the women's race, and fellow WTAC'ers Kate and CarolAnn were also out there competing. Talking to John a/k/a Pard post-race, it sounds like he'll be making his tri-debut next year! Great weather and great fun. Now time to hang up the tri-suit and wetsuit for the year, and focus on fall running.