This triathlon is slightly different from other sprint tris because it is a swim/run/bike/run. The 5K run is split up into two 1.5-mile legs. I knew that and had been practicing it, so I felt pretty comfortable during the first run leg. Based on the number of people I passed, I would guess that most people weren't as comfortable!
I finally got a win, too, in this the 5th race of my season. I didn't win overall, but I won my age group in convincing fashion (9 minutes ahead of the 2nd place girl). I was still 4 minutes behind 1st place, but I was close felt great the entire race.
- 383 finishers, 127 females (7 relays), 255 males
- 10 of 126 females, 1 of 21 in age, 42 of 383 overall (might include relays; and according to an email I got, I was 39 of 311; not sure about the conflicting results—maybe relays?)
- The first-place female's times were 1:06:45 total, 6:22 swim, 11:38 R1, 2:24 T1, 35:42 bike, 10:41 R2 (first place male was 1:00:01).
- Total time: 1:10:45
- Swim: 6:53
- T1 + R1: 12:39
- T2: 1:14
- Bike: 38:29
- T3 + R2: 11:32
My 12:39 T1 + R1 time was #16, and the fastest of 10:55 (9:42 for males).
My 1:14 T2 time was tied for #7, and the fastest was 1:05 (0:56 for males).
My 38:29 bike time was #8, and the fastest was 35:42 (my goal) (33:02 for males).
The home-made cheese crackers I made didn't turn out quite like I was expecting. You should be able to microwave little pieces a slice of cheese for 60–90 seconds and then they come out like Cheez-Its.