I finished my first triathlon today! I want to record my splits for posterity.
Time overall: 2:07:54
115 out of 140 women; 327 out of 374 people overall
This is not what I'm used to in a 5k - where I end up dead in the middle - but these were some pretty darn fit people, so I'll go easy on myself.
Swim time (700 m): 16:36 (pace: 2:05 per mile)
Transition 1: 5:13
Bike time (14 mi.): 56:16 (pace: 14.9 mph)
Transition 2: 1:30
Run time (4.5 mi.): 48:20 (pace: 10:45 per mile)
Obviously I could shave some time off of my transitions - for example, the fastest finishers did their first transition (from swim to bike) in about a minute. I took five; I know I can do better. But the other thing is that I am just slow on my bike. I'm slow on all of them, but the bike has the most potential to improve.
To practice, and to next year!
Sheldon, the Tortilla Taste-Tester
15 hours ago