Swim 29:30 1:29/100m
AG 25/166 OV 174/1849
Swim was great, I started out near the front of my wave, all the way left to avoid the battles and didn't lose much position through the race. I sighted very well and was never off course. I caught a bunch of the prior waves and tried to not swim over them. Getting out I was happily surprised to see my time, a PR for the Eagleman swim. Ended up with faster average than Columbia!
Uneventful, wetsuit off, helmet on, number on, and shoes are always clipped in and rubberbanded to make for fast transition.
Bike 2:46:54 20.1 mph
AG 74/166 OV 572/1849
Can't say much, it is the lovely Eagleman bike. Took a salt tab and a gel every 30 minutes (salt stick dispensers work great). The heat made it hard for me to eat my honey stinger waffles, but I had brought enough gels to compensate. I drank 1 bottle of heed with 2 packets in it and had 5 bottles of water throughout the course. Never felt cramped or too thirsty. Bike/Run fitness were hampered by the three weddings (all 3-day weekend affairs) I had been to in the past 6 weeks.
Grabbed my gels, salt tabs (both packed in a small baggie), hat and off I go. Could feel the heat as soon as I came off the bike.
Run 2:47:04 12:46/mi
AG 105/166 OV 1035/1849
I had no expectations on this run, going into the race I was injured and would not be able to run much or at a pace I wanted. On a brighter note, coming off the bike around 3:18 total time is not too bad for me, always room for improvement. I started the run slow, had to walk at times during the first 4 miles due to my feet being injured (mortons neuroma, two in left foot, one in right foot), water and Gatorade at every stop along the way. I ran/shuffled for the most part the rest of the 13.1, only walking when the pain was unbearable.
I finished my 2nd Eagleman knowing that injuries and weddings (my excuse for not enough training) prevented me from the race I wanted, so I'll see you again Eagleman but maybe not next year, maybe a cooler climate race? Who knows.