2 April, 2013 “Sprint” distance, “Ironman™” pace
Another quick post today, what the heck. I snapped myself out of my post-winter training funk with a quick one person triathlon. I swam a mile at the Y, drove to a local office park and rode my bike ten miles then jogged three more. More precise distances and times:
swim: 1,600 meters 0:37:16 pace: 2:19/100
T1: 0:40:22 (had to drive to bike start)
bike: 9.89 miles 0:35:42 pace: 16.6 mph
run: 3.06 miles 0:38:02 pace: 12:25/mile
total: 13.94 miles 2:36:01
My swim course:
My bike course (really just my bike on the car at West Creek, where I rode):
This link shows a map of my bike course. plus speed, etc.: bike leg
This is my run course. OK, it’s me, sitting by the lake after my run. It’s the same lake that’s on the bike course:
It was an easy and fun way to kick off training. Low pressure and enjoyable.
Have a great day,
PS If you’re not a triathlete – “Sprint” distance races are really short. Like this. You’re supposed to go fast. “Ironman™” distance races are really long. You’re supposed to pace yourself for a long day. Today I did an extremely short distance at a very leisurely pace. And boy did I enjoy it.