Monday, August 18, 2008

Chaparral Results and New Goals

It's official!
Click here to see the full results of the 2008 Lake Chaparral Olympic Tri

My time:
51 | 3:04:15 | 24/27 |Men 20-29 |184 | 77 | 30:43 | 2:03 | 95 | 1:21:57 | 28.2 | 199 | 1:11:36 | 7:58

I was 151st overall in that distance with a time of 3 hours, 4 minutes and 15 seconds. I came in 24th of 27 men aged 20-29 (not that good, but most of the really good racers are in that category).
My bib number was 184, and I was 77th out of the water with a 30:43 1500m swim, which meant my swim pace per 100m was just over 2 minutes.
I was the 95th best cyclist with a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 57 seconds, averaging 28.2 km/h
The run was not so good- my run time of one hour, 11 minutes, 36 seconds was 199th in the field at an average pace per kilometer of 7:58 (on a good day I can run in the neighborhood of 5:30 for 10km).

In the immediate future, the run is the area where I can most improve... which is really a matter of cardio fitness. I had the legs, just not the stamina to run the 52 minute 10k I ran at Open Minds.

My goals for the next Olympic Tri:
sub-30 minute swim
1:15 bike (depends on the course)
50 minute run

This would shave about 30 minutes off my time for a goal time of 2:35