Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Goochland Sprint

I know I have not yet gotten to the Ironman run and finale...and post race wine trip.
But I have to jump ahead.
This past weekend I did the Goochland Sprint Tri.
Well, I did it.
It was not the day I was hoping for.

Looking at the people I would be racing against I really hoped for 2nd in my AG.
I figured I had been working on my swimming. So that should be decent.
I did a HIM at a 18.6 pace and this is only 12.5 miles, so surely I should be in the 19-20 range on the bike.
Running, well I just have to push through as hard as I can.

The swim went well. A little slower than expected but was 3rd AG
The bike I pushed, but forgot to start my computer so I wasn’t sure of my pacing. Ended up with…18.6. Seriously?! Not happy with that. 3rd AG.
The run was hard. I knew there was only 1 person in my AG in front of me and I wasn’t catching her, so I had to keep the girl behind me off and I would have 2nd. I finished feeling like I worked. 5th AG

Well, I finished and the preliminary results has the girl in front of me as an overall winner, therefore pushing me to 1st AG. I was stoked!!! Then as finishers were coming in the fast runners starting pushing me out of the way. I ended up 4th. #2 beat me by 14 seconds. And #3 beat me by 2 seconds.

So looking back, I feel like I should have been able to find at least 14 seconds. Whish disappoints me. Mainly because I know I did not train for this race. And this is what I get for not trying hard enough.

Because of this I have decided that I am not going to do Giant Acorn sprint in October. My heart is not in it anymore. I need to re-evaluate myself. 

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