I haven’t done a Mermaid triathlon since my first year doing tris, 2007. Let’s revisit that fine day before we talk about what happened today….
Oh, there’s Molly, 2nd to last out of the water. Not in my wave, OVERALL.
Ow, those bike hills hurt. (Notice that I'm returning to transition with a full bottle of sports drink too LOL)
At least I knew how to run!
Well, so it seemed like a fun idea to do another Mermaid this year – it’s a small local race series for women and a number of my friends were going to do it. I was looking forward to getting to push myself over a relatively short distance and just see how it went.
0.25 mi swim (but actually ended up being 0.35 mi swim): 12:18 2007 time: 23:32
T1: 1:07 My fastest T1 ever! And it included wetsuit removal!
12 mi bike: 40:09 (17.9 mph – the fastest I’ve ever averaged in a race!) My instructions were to ride like I wasn’t running after – a nice experiment to see if I could push well! 2007 time: 11 miles + T1 + T2, 50:29
T2: 0:51 My fastest T2 ever!
2.5 mi run: 19:49 (7:55/mi) 2007 time: 22:36 (9:02/mi)
Finish time for ~14.75 mi: 1:14:25 2007 time (13.75 mi): 1:39:33
So, a 25 minute race PR!
Post-race I was still completely drenched from the swim! It was foggy out and I never dried off the whole race.
I spent a little time visiting with Mermaid friends and then headed home to ice-bath, eat and relax.
I had to focus on recovery for the rest of today – tomorrow begins another race week! After Knoxville, we decided to add another Olympic to my schedule – I’ll be racing the Silicon Valley International next Sunday. So light and easy this week to recover and prepare.
Hope you all had a great weekend!