Monday, September 21, 2009

Sandman Triathlon Race Results for 2009

I finished Sandman just before 10 a.m. Results were in my email box at 11:38 a.m. That has got to be a record! The awards were still going on at Luna Sea down the street! Amazing!

Anyway, Here are my results from yesterday's race:

Sandman 2009 Total time, 1:54:50.35

The breakdown:

Your Swim time was 20:25.20 (1000 meters) in a very rough ocean

T1 2:54.45
Your Bike time was 50:29.55 (14 miles)

T2 1.21
Your 5K time was 39:40.15

The weather was perfect. It was cool, about 65 degrees, sunny and a it windy. It was a fun race, although I was fatigued on the bike (not enough training on the bike). To my surprise this time was nearly a PR. I'm not sure why, but I decided to wear a wetsuit. Big mistake. I hate swimming in a wetsuit. I knew that but thought for some reason this time would be different. I spent alot of time freaking out in the water because it was so tight around my neck I felt like I was choking. Believe it on not, I almost quit on the swim. I was so panicked I wasn't sure I could do it. I spent alot of time not swimming. Grabbing at my neck, floating on my back trying to calm down, doing side stroke.Then, I decided that quitting wasn't an option. And that I wasn't going to die from it being so tight around my neck, so I might as well swim faster so I could get the damn wetsuit off faster. In the end everything was OK, but I do have a wetsuit for sale!

Sandman 2008 1:55:28.15
Sandman 2007 1:54:17
Sandman 2006 1:57:53.8