>> Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So, the results came in from our Indoor Triathlon on Sunday. In my race report I said I hoped to finish in the top 3 overall and have the farthest run. Well, DONE and DONE!
Swim: 9th overall
Bike: 5th overall
Run: 1st overall
Overall Finish: 3rd out of 60 athletes
As I pointed out in my last post, I was with 5 others who were doing their first triathlon. Borsch finished well and was 21st overall (with the 2nd farthest bike!). All of my students did SO WELL in their first triathlon, and their results are highlighted as well in the results above.
Looking at the results, I realized that if I was able to go 0.1 miles farther on the bike, I would have earned 2 more points, and I would have been tied with the overall winner!! D’oh! SO CLOSE! I should have pushed harder on the bike, because I won the run by 0.21 miles - I didn’t need to save so much for the run.
These results can teach us all a little something about doing well in a triathlon. The top swimmer, biker, and runner placed 2nd, 5th, and 3rd overall respectively. The person who won the event did NOT win any of the 3 disciplines. Huh... what does that tell us? I think it says that we don’t need to be THEE best at one thing; what we need to have is a solid balance across all 3 events. Just like B. Korb, the winner of Sunday’s event (6th place swim, 3rd place bike, 4th place run).
If you missed the race report and all the photos, scroll down to the post below. Thanks!
(BTW, Pharmie and I had a great swim date last night. I did 60 laps [3000 yards] in 51:28 [1:42.9/100 yd]. Freakin' sweet. These next 2 weeks I'll be ramping up my effort and distances as one final push for IM NO 70.3 in UNDER 4 WEEKS!! It's "go time" baby! Julia, wanna take me out for a good 3-4 hour ride?)