Monday, June 02, 2008

Buffalo Sprint June 1st

Well, my first tri of the season had its high and low points. It was a quarter mile swim, a 12 mile bike, and a 5K. Here are my splits:

Swim: 6:34
T1: 2:20
Bike: 39:42 (18-point-something mph)
T2: 1:27
Run: 24:06 (7:45's!)
Total: 1:14:06

- my wetsuit fit 
- the weather was beautiful
- my run was smoking fast
- my HR was a healthy-for-that-effort 161 for the run
- I was 2nd in my age group *

- I got a flat tire with about 2 miles left on the bike, so I limped in trying not to roll the wheel over the rim. (Quite tricky actually.) I was kind of bummed because I was FLYING on my bike yesterday. I know my computer is wrong (it always gives me 119 miles on a 112 mile Ironman ride, so whatever degree that math is "off", at least it's always "off" the same amount), but my read was 21.5 mph avg when I flatted on the course of flats and rollers.
- They grouped the age groups in 10-year increments instead of 5. (Wha???? My 45-49 age group was clumped together with the 40-44 women.) So I actually got bumped from 2nd place to 5th place out of 72, which was 24th out of 343 women. Dang! I coulda had hardware!

But overall, it was a great day. Erin did it with me - it was her first ever triathlon - and she did awesome! A little unnerved by all the swimmers in the water at once, but did great overall. So now she's not just a lurker, but she's a Tri-ath-a-lete Lurker! (She keeps sayin' one of these days she's going to get her own blog, but until then... BTW Lana - we saw a girl tearing up the finish chute for the Olympic Course and we both thought she looked just like you!!!!

Anyway, here in Erin getting out of the swim:
... and out on the run.

Great job Erin!!


Spokane Al said...

Congratulations on a great tri. You definitely were smoking on the run - and on the bike too until the flat.

stronger said...

Way to go Erin!

If you are running 7:45...then is fast the new slow?

Michele said...

Dang that flat might just have cost you the hardware.
Congrats anyway on an awsome race.
And congrats to Erin too.

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulations, Jenny! I'm pretty sure it was that smokin' hot tri top that was somewhat responsible!

You will be blogging at Vineman because my pace on the bike and the run is ... how shall we say... a tad slower than your!

momo said...

congrats, jenny! looks like a beatiful day there. perfect weather for a little fun outdoors!

tri-dogmom said...

HOLY cow! That's a great race!!!! Congrats :-)

Can I borrow some of your speed in a few weeks???

Pharmie said...

You are speedy! Congrats on a great race despite the flat.

Kevin said...

Congrats on a great race

Kona Shelley said...

Next race....hardware baby!! Congrats!

Wendy said...

A great way to kick-off the season!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Apparently I should have checked your blog before I sent an email to you!

Great Job, you looked strong.

SWTrigal said...

Great job-not fair on that AG thing!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job!! Sorry you got shafted out of a medal - that stinks!!!!

Cliff said...


Bummer about the flats. 21.5 mph is a fast :).

Congrats on Erin on doing her first tri.

I like the avalon song lyric that you put up on your blog. I use to listen to them. They are always so positive :)

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

You are so awesome.

IronTriTim said...

Great start to the season. Erin looks so happy.

KC said...

Congrats to you and Erin! Your times are so fast! It was my friend Emily's first tri too, and she was so stoked.

Cy said...

Nice job Jenny!

Did you flat a tubular?

Tea said...

Congrats! Those are some amazing times!