Here is a recap of the weekend including
Arrive in sea isle around 5pm on Friday
eve to pick up my race info. I got my bib and ship and as I was leaving they were asking people if they would wear the name of a fallen solider on their bib. I did not hesitate
one minute. This was the young man
to whom I was honoring
. We then headed to Cape May. Went to bed aroun
d 11pm and was up at 4am. Time to race.
I arrived in sea isle around 5am and parked at a Friends
house. Only 2 blocks from transition which was nice. I got to transition
around 5:45 am and setup my stuff. It was cold out still. I waited around until about 7am and got ready to race. Around 7:15am we headed to the beach to begin the race. I had my short sleeve wetsuit on and I knew I was going to be cold. Also my goggles
were giving me trouble (time to get a new racing pair). At 7:30am the first wave was off and then we waiting 3 minutes and we were off. As we ran into the water I was instantly hit with a wave of 55 degree weather. Damm
it was cold. I sucked it up and I began to swim my goggles
at this point were fogging up and I was also getting water in them. It was hard to get into a rhythm because
it was soo
cold and also it was an ocean swim. I got through the swim in about 8 minutes and headed to T1. As I got my wetsuit off (the pam
helped but I was so dizzy from the cold it did not matter) I dried off and headed out on the bike. The bike course was flat and fast there were some bumps (what do you expect
it is a shore town) There was a head wind on the return loop which
cut my speed down after the fist loop I was moving and making up some time. I completed my 3 loops and headed to T2. Once out of T2 it was on to the run. This was a beach run which made it very interesting. There was a storm the week before and it washed away all the sand around
the pipes that drain into the ocean so not only was it a 5K it was also a steeple chase. I finished in 1:07:58 15th
overall and 3rd in my age group. I was pleased with my result since I did no formal training and I just wanted to have fun. This was a great event for the first time and I look forward to going back next year.
| West Chester, PA |
|Time: || 1:07:58 |
|Placement: || 15 / 350 |
|Bib Number: || 129 |
| || |
|Swim||1/4 Mile|| 0:09:21 ||65|| |
|T1||T1|| 0:01:47 || |
|Bike||12.3 Mile|| 0:36:06 ||40|| Rate: 20.40 |
|T2||T2|| 0:00:55 || |
|Run||3.1 Mile|| 0:19:52 ||8|| Pace: 0:06:25 |
After the race headed back to cape may to enjoy the weekend. Went to Sunset Beach where a famous ship rests.
That is all that is left. I have some pictures from the weekend.