Did a modified Sprint today, 0.5 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 3.5 mile run, at Caeser Creek in Dayton, Ohio that was a fundraiser for the University Of Dayton and was, I would say, at least 90% collegiate.
Generally in triathlons I come out middle of the road or higher for the swim portion. Today, I think I came out in the bottom 10%. Those collegiate athletes sure are fast swimmers.
Onto the bike, generally my strongest leg. Perhaps it would have been my strongest leg if I hadn’t felt so alone on the ride or if I hadn’t gotten lost. In total I did a little over 25 miles…or in other words 25% more than everyone else.
By the time I got to the run, I was almost dead last. The run is generally by far my weakest event but I think since I had already accepted this wasn’t going to be a strong race or a personal best, I allowed myself to enjoy the run and talked to people along the way. All in all it was a pleasurable race with a great team.