12999 total / 0 in 2018

Finish 2014 with my first half ironman. Beach2Battleship. Raced many others 2014

Superdave ran: I competed in my firs...

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  • 9 miles
  • 00:50 time
  • 05:40 pace
  • 1403 calories
  • 1056 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
great Trideltathon 8.88 mi 00:50 05:40 pace

I competed in my first Triathalon! (Sprint.) It was tough!
I forgot to turn on the Garmin after the swim due to T1 psychosis. I noticed it wasnt on somewhere on the bike portion.
I'm not sure of time, but will post later. My wife says 1hr 6mins something.
This was tougher than any race I've ever done. I'm zapped right now!!
Swim: Went well for me. Noone was in there correct swim time slot because there wasnt slots. (bad!) There was bottlenecks allover the pool.
T1: Horrible! Wet, out of breath, trying to put on socks, shoes, shirt, etc.. was tough. Gotta get better at this!! Have not purchased a Tri suit yet....
Bike: (2 laps). I couldn't clip my right foot in(20-30 secs!!! lost). Went well - gave all I had. By the 2nd lap I had it down and was able t0 pour it on. tough hill climb at the end of each lap(Went from 18th gear to 5th in seconds.)
T2: Smooth. Tired. Walked with bike, no runnning. Quads burnt up and had trouble moving. Can only improve a few seconds on this.
Run - slow start until legs loosened up. No 5K PR's here. Hilliest 5K course I've ever run by far!(It's UT campus, duh Dave)
T1 and the bike clip snafu cost 2 minutes. Other than that, I left it all out there.
I'm looking forward to see what the real numbers are.

  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly W.

    Glad you shared this. Valuable learning experience, and you will only get better from here.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Andy L.
    Andy L.

    Awesome! Well done!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • J B.
    J B.

    Great job, if I can help you with your transitions, holler!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.

    Congratulations! This is a huge challenge!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Kim E.
    Kim E. Congrats


    about 6 years ago

  • Shannon
    Shannon You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Awesome Dave!!! It seems like the transitions are always tough from what I've read from other friends. You did great!

    about 6 years ago