I got up at 4am, made a bagel with peanut butter and hit the road around 4:20. It took me not quite an hour to get up there and get parked. Probably less if I hadn't missed Stumpy Creek road the first time. I had not picked up my packet early, but there wasn't any waiting to get my packet, my chip, or get marked. That all went pretty quickly. So I spent the next half hour setting up transition and putting on all my numbers. I cut my bike number so I could kinda fit it around my down tube. Please Setup Events: get some bike numbers that aren't a PITA to find a good place to put on. Get some stickers that easily wrap around the seat tube up near the seat. Its not that hard. Every other production company has better bike stickers than this. [/RANT OFF]
|Race Day Setup|
34:51, 1500M (long) 22 / 40 Age Group, 114 / 210 Overall
|200 Yard Splits|
0:59, 8 / 40 Age Group, 48 / 208 Overall
Not too bad, took a little longer to get the swim skin off, but relatively quick.
1:08:14, 27 miles (23.8 avg) 1 / 39 Age Group 5 / 208 Overall
1:10, 15 / 38 Age Group, 76 / 208 Overall
Not too good. Put my bike in the wrong spot, and had to move it. I couldn't get my socks on quickly. Overall I felt slow in T2 and it showed.
38:40, 6.13 miles (6:18 avg) 1 / 38 Age Group, 6 / 208 Overall
|Constant hills affecting pace|
2:23:51, 2 / 38 Age Group, 15 / 208 Full Results HERE.
|Fort Mill Felt Mafia|
But just 5 weeks to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas! I'll get in a few good weeks and be sure I take my full 10 day taper to be ready for that one. I hear the pavement is silky smooth. I can't wait.