Saturday, August 09, 2008

Back in Black: A New Mexico Club State Championship Race Report

Today was the Socorro Chili Harvest Triathlon, otherwise known as the New Mexico Club State Championships. This year the competition seemed particularly stiff but as the club president of the New Mexico Outlaws it was my distinct pleasure to walk forward and accept the club championship trophy on behalf of the team. The Outlaws had a great turnout of 27 athletes; more than half the team, which is pretty amazing considering the busy lives that I know most of us lead.

I feel like I had a good race considering I did Vineman six days ago. I got out there and posted a 1:10:35 according to my Timex.

400M swim - 7:34
T1 - 1:53
20K bike - 34:58
T2 - 1:23
5K run - 24:46

My swim went well and as expected my pace over 400 meters is almost identical to my IM swim pace. On the bike I felt pretty good as long as I wasn’t pedaling on anything flat or even slightly uphill and if the hill was anything resembling steep forget it. The run, well, lets just say it hurt. I was working as hard as I could but just didn’t feel very lively.

Oh well, on the whole I am happy with my performance but today really wasn’t about me or my performance it was about being there for the team.



  1. Congrats to you and your tri team. That's pretty cool.

  2. Great turn out for the Outlaws! Impressive race times considering Ironman was so recent!

  3. Congrats! And I can't believe you raced again so soon after an IM! That's hard core!

  4. Again you are the man Brian!

  5. Can't believe you did another race so soon --- on the other hand, I can! Let me know if you received this comment.

  6. Another race so soon and you smoked it!

    Look at that 5k speed! And that bike too - Smokin'!

    Way to go.

  7. Semper Outlaws indeed!

  8. can you all sing now "WE are the Champions"

    Congrats to the club.