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Race Result

Racer: Heather Jacobsen
Race: Osprey Triathlon
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Location: Public Landing, MD
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Female 30 - 34
Time: 1:44:55
Overall Place: 209 / 388
Age Group Place: 7 / 21
Comment: first open water swim

Race Report:

Had a great time at this race!

Swim times in previous years had been crazy fast since it seems the swim went with the current. I thought this would be perfect for my first 1/2 mile and open water swim. Um, yeah, we swam against the current. I felt pretty good though--need to work on sighting.
Swim: 17:07

T1 went pretty smoothly, I struggled a bit to get one foot out of my wetsuit and getting my tri jersey on over wet skin.
T1: 2:04

Nice flat bike course with almost no traffic. My bike computer sensor got knocked enough to not work and I didn't want to take time to stop and fiddle with it. Since I didn't have a clue how fast I was riding or distances, I just tried to keep a steady pace--tried to push myself a little but didn't want my legs to be dead on the run. Time was a bit slower than I was shooting for but not too bad. Despite the long flat stretches, I was still too chicken to ride my aero bars.
Bike: 54:15, avg mph: 16.7

Flew through T2, which is pretty easy when you don't have to change shoes.
T2: :45

Run went okay. I took it very slow on the first mile. It is an out and back run and on the way out I was running against the wind. I was hoping I would have the wind at my back once I made the turn. Too bad, it died down about 3 seconds after I turned.
Run: 30:44, avg: 9:55 min/mile

All in all, I really enjoyed this race. I said my goal was to break 1:45. Squeaked by with 5 secs to spare.