I finished the Longhorn Half Ironman in Austin, TXsetting a Personal Record of 4:50:23 finish. The PR was unexpected as my focus was a fast swim and transitions. I had not been able to put the training time into the bike and had been nursing a sore Achilles with little running time.
After a fast swim and T1 I held on through the bike. Once on the run I saw the PR was possible and just needed to maintain my pace. The run course was three loops and fill with something different at every corner. From Bands every mile, snacks, candy, all kinds of hydration, cold sponges and towels. So much to choice from I had to skip a few things and keep moving.
Finish - 4:50:23
Overall - 123 of 1991
Men - 71 of 1458
Age group - 17 of 340
This was my 18th race of the year and with Fall/Winter coming to North Virginia, it was my last Tri of the season.
It to let the body heal, spend sometime reflecting and catch up.
At least for 2 weeks as it is almost time to start Marathon training. Gasparilla Marathon here I come.