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.