Today's triathlon was held at the Rex Wellness Center in Knightdale, NC.
Packet pickup was a breeze.
So was the arm marking.
We got our bikes laid out and waited for the swim to begin.
I was seeded 23 out of 120 participants for the swimming portion of the event.
At this point I had to put my phone away to jump in the pool. After the swim and bike legs were finished, I was able to grab my phone again before the run, which was a short 2-mile out and back.
A half mile or so from the finish line I tried to reel in this guy.
But I was pretty jaded by then and he took off.
I crossed the finish line with a net time of 01:34:00.
I felt really good about all three legs of the race -- my fastest swim, bike, and run times ever!
My finish time was good enough to earn third place in the Methuselah division (70-74 age group).
If you've ever done a tri, you know how satisfying they are. I had a pretty fast swim, a good bike (though I really need to improve my speed), and a fairly fast run. I kept an okay pace throughout the race -- not anything to write home about, but hey, I'm not really competing against anyone except myself. I don't think I will ever be a very fast cyclist, but I can try and shave a few minutes off my time. We'll find out soon enough -- both the Garner and Wake Forest triathlons are coming up this summer.
Let me tell you -- tris are cool. I have no tri clothes, but I'm thinking of getting some :)