The results from the Maumee Bay Tri (RACE REPORT HERE) were finally posted… HFP must have had some snags from all of the electrical issues. It’s not like I was worried about what place I took- I knew I’d be at the bottom of my age group. I just wanted to know my times so that I could see how I did personally.
Yesterday I posted the following on my facebook:
I’m so very proud of certain parts of my first triathlon. To have my fastest 5K at the END of a triathlon? Maybe I should be un-proud (yes, I know this isn’t word!) of the 5Ks that I run since I don’t know how I couldn’t possibly go any fatster during them if I could run a faster 5K at the end of a tri! Maybe I should be pushing myself more? NO?
I was also 8th out of water for my age group. For the sprint tri overall, I was 78th out of 235! That’s pretty good for my first one I think.
My bike time was HORRIBLE! I was 217 out of 235. Guess I know where I should be doing some work!
I’m am so very proud of completeing my first triathlon. I’m so very nervous about the next one because I really feel like I’m so SLOW. However, I know that I will improve. I got on my trainer last night and rode for 1.5 hours. I read some articles about improving bike speed and I think I know what I need to work on.
I am worried because I signed up for an Oly tri in August. WHY?? I don’t know what I did that before trying my first triathlon. I should just stick to sprint distances until I’m more comfortable. I don’t know if I am going to try to switch or if I’m going to push it out and do it, even though I think I will end up dead last (or dead!!!) I'm really trying to convince myself that I should just train and try it.