Sunday morning addendum:
I am much more relaxed this morning as well as committed to racing better. There are many factors that had an effect on this race and it being my first race is a big one. I have taken to heart the advice by others that my only goal should be to finish. Regardless, I did finish in under my 2hour goal, and I did learn what I need to work on. Obviously swimming but I need more running strength and speed. It is time to introduce intervals in my workout.
Thanks for your support everybody.
I'll do my full first race report later in the week. (I leave in the AM for Boy Scout Camp w/ my son)
First, the good news! I did a personal best! ;-)
The Bad news is that I'm letting the fact that I finished 82 out of 92 in my age group bother me. Here I should just be happy I finished and yet it kinda bothers me. I wanted to finish in 40th-50th place.
I'll get over it. It bothers me more that I'm a moron than the fact that I finished 82nd.
I need to improve the swim. And I just don't have legs for the run after the bike yet.
Bib #: 2700
Race Category: Short Course Age Group - Men 40 to 44
Triathlon Results - Short Course
Finish Time: 1:51:16.2
Category Place: 82 out of 92 Men 40 to 44 finishers
Overall Place: 775 out of 1134 Short Course finishers
Gender Overall Plc: 462 out of 574 Male finishers
Swim .4 mile
Pace: 3:11 /100m
Category Place: 86
Overall Place: 1003
Gender Overall Plc: 510
Category Place: 71
Overall Place: 848
Gender Overall Plc: 446
Bike 15 miles
Category Place: 72
Overall Place: 549
Gender Overall Plc: 398
Category Place: 54
Overall Place: 567
Gender Overall Plc: 324
Run 3 mile
Category Place: 82
Overall Place: 814
Gender Overall Plc: 471