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22nd Annual Tri For Fun #1

June 24, 2009 —

This past Saturday I did the first in the Tri for Fun series in Pleasanton. This was my first race since Wildflower, and my first race since getting injured. The race went well, and I felt pretty comfortable the whole time, though my legs were quite tired. Which is to be expected after not running for over 6 weeks.

In addition, this was the first triathlon for my friends Joe and Rachel. They absolutely killed it and did very well. After they came and watched me do Wildflower, they got motivated to try a triathlon themselves. I suggested the Tri for Fun series as those races are nearby, quite fun and an easy course that is great for beginners. Both of them finished strong and are planning on doing more triathlons in the future. Here's to the Wildflower Olympic race next year!

As this race doesn't collect splits, I collected them myself and posted them below.

SplitDistance (mi)Time (h:mm:ss.ms)Pace
Swim0.2277:2132:20 min/mi
Swim to Bike Transition2:37
Bike to Run Transition1:19.0
Run3.124:18.07:50 min/mi

Despite the year of experience since doing the exact same course, exercising more and, in general, being more prepared, I was slower in all three events. I wasn't too much slower in the run or bike, which is good considering that I was injured. But it is still disappointing. As usual, I passed a lot of people on the run, and got passed on the bike. However, I've been starting to look into improving my cycling legs. I've got another Tri for Fun in 2 months, so I'll see how well that training works out.