So, here are my splits (and how they rank among the 385 competitors):
- 1/2 mile swim: 0:16:44 (279)
- 13 mile bike: 0:55:17 (277)
- 4 mile run: 0:43:41 (273)
- Total: 1:55:42 (282)
But when I'm stacked up against my age group, I came in 40th of 42. Meh.
I take comfort in the fact that guys from my age group placed 2, 3 and 5 in the overall race, so it's a competitive bracket. If I think it's going to get easier as I get older, I'm sorely mistaken, though. The 40-44 bracket is almost as big as my 35-39 group, and I'd have placed 32nd of 38 in with the same time in the older bracket. (It seems I'm not the only one discovering triathlons are a great way to get and stay in shape.)
At least now I've got my baseline from which to get better, no?
Oh, and I caught the Ford Ironman 70.3 Florida Triathlon on TV this week. Inspirational stuff, and I think I've set my sights on doing something that distance in a couple years :^).