I want to thank Brian for putting on the inaugural Fat B's Mock Tri. I had a great time with a great group of triathlete bloggers. It was great to see Wes, Dee Dee, and Sarah again. It was great to finally meet Brian and Sam. I was glad to meet Richard and Mary Ruth,as well as Chris. I am always glad to find more local triathlete bloggers.
Wes and Dee Dee- http://www.codegeekstail.com
Chris -An Athlete in Training-http://athleteintraining.blogspot.com/
We started off with a 15 minute swim.
I ended up doing 1000 meters (if the pool is actually 25M) in 15:32.
That is me in the green cap(far right of picture below).
We then did a lazy T1 and walked back to Brian's house to hop on our bikes. Because we had a large group of varied abilities and didnt want to anyone to get lost, we decided to make the first lap of the 13 mile route as no drop.
Wes and I went back out for a second loop and picked up the pace.We probably averaged about 16 or 17 mph. All total, I did 26.17 miles in 1:59:55. The average pace for the whole ride was 13.3 mph.
I then chose to run the 5K route. My legs felt great the whole time. for most of the run, my pace was staying under 9 min/mile. I did have a recurring wardrobe malfunction. The fuel belt I have had for the last year is getting to be too big on me. With it tightened as far as it will go, it still is loose. It kept falling below my hips. I kept trying to make it tight enough, but it just didnt work. Then, to top it off, I got stared down by a dog running lose in his front yard. As soon as I saw him, I crossed the semi-busy street and walked slowly away. He kept giving me the staredown and I thought he might give chase. I guess he deemed me not worth chasing because he turned around and walked back towards the house. I then picked my pace back up and ran fast back to Brian's. My splits were 9:04,9:19, and 10:03 (Doggy mile). Without those incidents, I probably would have run all 3 miles sub 9-minutes.
After the run, we all chilled with burgers and beers in Brian's back yard. It was such a great time for all.
I am glad to be home since I put on close to 5 pounds in Texas. Now its time to get back to being serious about my diet and keep focused on the training.