Had a hard time getting to sleep. But finally managed it close to 11, alarm went off at 5. Since I knew it was such a small race I was not really worried about getting there super early. Had a PB n' J sandwich and 1/2 a banana. I felt amazingly calm. Got my water together, load the bike and off I went. (On my own this week so there will be no wonderful photos.) Arrived chatted with a couple of guys that were doing the Du, set up transition, speaking of, the only pics I have since it is such a change from last weekend.
Time according to my watch 30.09 (should include run to T1) No official times posted yet.
T1 time I believe it was around 4 minutes.
Bike around 22 miles
Time according to my watch. 1:23 (bike computer said 16mph average)
T2- Another disaster! I could not get my bike to stay in the rack. The racks they use I find to be really difficult. They fold and hold 3 bike each. Every time I've had to use them I have issues. I would put my tire in and it would roll back out. I finally pulled the bike out and tried to unfold it some more that seemed to do the trick and my bike finally stayed put. Shoes off and on run out of transition to the bathrooms on the side and head out on my run...only to realize that I forgot my race belt/number....back up to transition through the fence...can't go over the timing mat again...back to my bike...where is my bike...I can't find my bike...oh there it is, grab belt and back through the fence...
14.26 (that includes that bathroom break and running back for my race belt!)
16.04 1.2 miles
1:24? total -not good at adding times. :)
Total time 3:24:01 according to my watch.
Now although I've not seen any official results I did check the roster and I was still the only one listed for my age group, so that brings me to the question of if I was first or last in my AG? I think I'll go with first. They were still doing some awards so I headed over, I think it may have been for the Du but I told the guy I was the only one in my AG and he gave me a great red performance USAT hat. I thought there were plaques, but really I don't need one...I will get way more use out of the hat!
And that concludes another long race report! :) I'm not really sure how I feel about this race. I feel really good that I've accomplished my goal of doing an Olympic distance this year but I'm not sure that I was trained quite enough. Trained enough to finish but not necessarily finish strong. I'm not sure what my next goal will be, but there is time to think about that later...for now in my immediate future I see some food and some rolling. Feeling pretty good but but the thighs both front and back are a little sore. So bring on that lovely device that is both pleasurable and painful at the same time!
Updated to add official times:
bib number: 170
overall place: 69 out of 71
division place: 1 out of 1
gender place: 30 out of 32
total time: 3:23:55
bike: 1:21:34 (16.2 mph)
run: 1:24:55 (14:oo pace)