I survived, and I'm not nearly as wiped out as I thought I'd be. I trained for the last twelve weeks using Joel Frie's training program designed to let you "finish with a smile," and I'd have to say the program delivered on its promise.
While the final results haven't yet been posted, the executive summary of the race:
- it was already warm (low 70s) by the time the race started
- my swim leg was my worst (I knew this going in)
- my bike leg was the most enjoyable (my strongest suit)
- my run leg seemed to go faster than I expected (we'll see what the results tell me about my time, tho)
- I finished in under two hours, and by that time, it was in the mid 80s. hot!
Would I do another triathlon? Hell, yes, I'll do it again. This is good stuff.