Monday, May 7, 2012
Elite Wave at Trizou Triathlon in Columbia MO. 70 degrees and calm winds at race start. 400M pool swim in 50M pool. Long Transition 14 mile 2 loop bike with 2 good hills and a mile of technical cones at the start and end. 3 mile run. To preface I had lost 12 pounds in the past month and did not "reload" my calories properly. Four bathroom stops before race start and a nauseated stomach before the start did not bode well. Threw up less then halfway through the bike. Swim 6:53 (1:34 per 100 yards) I started ok and then fell off pace. Don't really know what happened. Must have just been off. That is just a terrible pace even given my training. Gonna have to think hard about this one. Bike 36:03 (23.3 mph) I threw up before the first lap was done and it was at the bottom of the big hill somehow. Race fell apart from there. I have only had this happen one under extenuating circumstances and can barely remember even feeling stomach problems while riding. I was going to go into 2nd within the next 2 miles as well. Still ended within 20 secs of 2nd best split of the day somehow so my take away is my training is fine. Run 18:24 (6:08) Plan was just to jog it in and see if I could nab 7th place somehow to get 50 bucks. Ended up catching up to a guy but my stomach wasn't letting me step on it. Thought I was going 7:10-7:20 pace. My first mile must have been around a 5:50 somehow. Take away from this is great. Easily felt like a half marathon pace. The weight loss is showing through here without a loss on the bike so far. Overall 1:04:42 5th place and $100 payday so I got my race entry and some more back. Plan now is too lose some more weight. 165 by June 1 is the plan.