Sunday, January 23, 2011

First race of 2011 in the books...

The weather was cool but dry. There was a breeze, but it was not too bad. The competition was stiff, but I rose to the occasion.

Coach Liz's First Duathlon: 3 mile run, 15 mile bike, 2 mile run

3 mile run: 23:26.5 minutes, 7:49 pace, 8th place in the AG
T1: 1:12.7, 9th in the AG (I was having trouble buckling my helmet. Whatever...)
15 mile bike: 45:10.7 minutes, 19.9 mph average, 3rd place in the AG (Whoop!)
T2: 0:47.6, 4th in the AG
2 mile run: 15:51.1, 7:56 pace, 7th in the AG

Final Time: 1:26:28.9 6th place in the Female 40-44 Age Group 112th out of 257 participants.

Ok, the Bud did AWESOME at his swim meet this weekend. He swam 10 events and dropped time in every one of them. The BIG highlights are as follows:

A drop of 10 seconds in the 100 Breststroke
A drop of 7 seconds in the 200 IM
A drop of 17 seconds in the 200 Breststroke
A drop of 7 seconds in the 50 Fly

This was an especially great meet for him to do so well because the Gold group coach was in charge of the meet this weekend. I told Bud that Coach John does not get to see him swim and that he needed to treat this meet as a "try out" so that Coach John could see what kind of swimmer he was. I think he hit the mark. I am super proud of him!

Ok, more fun and hilarity on what my training will be like coming soon.

Later Gators,



TNTcoach Ken said...

Sounds like somebody did better than she thought. Ten swimming events! That's awesome....

greyhound said...

I can't believe I ran quicker than you. Now, if I just biked better and transitioned less like Mary Catherine Gallagher, I'd have beat you.

Christi said...

Congrats to the both of you! I knew you guys would knock out some awesome races!

Speed Racer said...

Woot! and Woot! again. I've never had the nerve to try one of those things, but it sounds like you killed it. What's a run-to-bike transition like?!

Doreen said...

Hey Liz,
I haven't visited your blog in awhile. Congrats on the first race!
Plus I love the photo of you on the bike course of IMCZ!!!!!
That was such a beautiful ride!!!!