The event company finally posted the official results of my Triathlon tonight.
My official time was
That is a PR by 23 minutes and 9 seconds!
I’m so happy. I came in 124/155 overall for women which is ever so much better than 254/260. Not exactly middle of the pack but better – much, much better.
Here are some other interesting things about that event that left out because my race report was just so long.
First of all, when I came in on the bike and pulled my bike up over a curb my seat bag fell off. I started to stop to pick it up and a very nice man who is probably a few years older than me and who was already done yelled “I’ve got it! I’ve got it! Go! Go!” and picked the bag and the bracket that had fallen off and ran over to my transition area with me. How nice what that??! That man probably saved me a whole minute so a hearty thanks to the good looking and very fast guy in the red Hammer Tri suit.
Second of all – I really need to work on my cycling. It is sort of pitiful. For one thing my form is horrible. I tend to sit straight up on the bike and just block the wind as best I can. Not good. Also, my legs really aren’t that sore and if I had been working harder they would be. I’m thinking I could knock another 15 minutes off the bike time with a little work and that would put me in the middle of the pack.
Lastly – the older woman I passed and then thought ‘big deal’ about turns out to one of the original Clif Bar Athletes. Her name is Barbara Robbens and she is 72. I did a little google search and found results for some of the races she did when she was 70.
5K – 32.49; 4.5 mile – 46:19; 8K 53:19
I guess she needs a little bike work, too because if she did that she might just kick my ass in the next Tri. She generally takes 1st in the 70+ age group so maybe I have that to look forward to as I get better and better instead of getting older.