I’m working on my race report for SORT yesterday. Long story short it was a good race. I was the first person out of the water – hopefully somebody got a good picture of me in my Gear Grinder kit! Swim was short, but fast.
The bike went really well I averaged 252 (257 NP) on the bike. Higher than my average power at both High Cliff, and Elkhart Lake (an olympic – wow that was a sad performance). That resulted in a 2:23 bike split. My computer said the course was about .3 miles shy of 56, but I didn’t change the computer for my race wheels. When I googlemapped it last week, I got 56 miles on the head.
I topped it off with a 1:29:00 run – my best in a half since 2006. I would have likely crushed my 1:26:5x run from 2006, but I suffered a huge side stitch just before the final turn around (Mile 9.5-10). That reduced me to a run walk for a mile or so before I got back to a solid run. Probably an indicator that I was at or near my limit.
All in all a very good race – a race report will come shortly and some other thoughts on SORT.
Finally a race worthy of me. Next weekend is an Olympic – Triing for Childrens.