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


4 comments:

TriGirl 40 Something said...

congrats, Jonah - especially on a year with a tough swim!

kathleen said...

congrats on your race -- a great effort under trying conditions.

Kristi said...

great job! You are such a great example. I was researching different blogs, and discovered yours- you are just like me! I am 28, I have two small ones, and am just starting out. You are a few steps ahead of me, and I wanted to invite you to share this journey with me. My first tri is in April, first sprint in May. I am writing about it here... http://tritostart.blogspot.com/. Please, feel welcome to check it out. I have seen a lot of tri people who are all hard-core and testasterone-y, but only a few of us are moms first. Anyways, cheers to new friends!! :)

Triathlonmom said...

Thanks for reaching out Kristi. I'm looking forward to reading about your journey. Good luck in April!