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Race Result

Racer: Greg Thomas
Race: Celebration Sprint Triathlon
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Location: Columbia, MD
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Male 60 - 64
Time: 2:08:50
Overall Place: 389 / 855
Age Group Place: 5 / 18
Comment: Such amazing people competing!

Race Report:

New PR for me ... getting better with age :)
2010: 2:44
2011: 2:16
2012: 2:08

Arrived a little later than normal 5AM! Not that I really need to get that there that early but I am always stressed and it helps to know I will not miss my swim wave. Wore my new MNTC shirt hoping to get encouragement along the way ( it worked! ).

Tried a _no_ coffee morning (really like my coffee ) but son told me to try GU with caffeine instead ... just was not the same!

Swim 23:01
Always stressful; know that I swim much better than I do but was happy with time.

T1 3:19
Never a highlight of tri's for me

Bike 1:03:24
Felt good leaving Centennial and to Mt Albert when dropped the chain ( UGH! ) think I was able to get back on fairly quickly but looking back on things I can fix ... becoming better at shifting gears ( I've done this twice now at Mt Albert! ). Thought I might break an hour but getting up to 108 was slower than I had wanted as was the rest of way in ... but so happy with my new time and average speed!

T2 2:59
UGH! I promise to work on these :)

Run 36:03
My calves were one big knot getting off bike and heading onto path ... not sure when the knots subsided but was not soon enough. Think the first mile was like 12+min before pain subsided but was able to finish at a good pace! Overall improved some on run but wish I could have done better on first mile ( more bricks :)