Yesterday I did an OLY called the Houston Triathlon. I felt great throughout the whole race. Strong physically and confident that I was putting it all out there. My wave was last to start (of course), The start time was about 30 min late, and as a result, the finish was in 95 degrees. It was very windy, there were 4 180 degree turns on the bike, and TA was 1/4mi run barefoot from the lake. So there are my "excuses" right off the bat.
I did have a blast though. It was a fun race and I can tell you, that ONE upside of being in the last wave was that I passed at least 150 men. It was GREAT! And the whole time on the run I kept looking back to see when the fast runner girls would catch me like they always do, but I was literally only passed twice.
I also finished 3rd in my AG, which had me flying all day, till I saw the splits. What a letdown. I felt like the fast girls didn't show up to the race. (I know I need therapy)
So here are the splits:
Swim 32:32 8/29
bike: 1:10:34 2/29
T2 1:31 7/29
run 55:20 (8:55 pace) 9/29
I know I can swim and run faster than that, but I really felt like I was going as hard as I could for the distance. I was surprised and deflated by the times, cuz I felt like I was going faster.
All in all, it was a fun day and a GREAT race. I had so much fun, and, honestly, I am surprised at my disappointment, but I have really worked so hard on my run, I thought it would have been faster.