|lipstick luck to start the swim|
this has become a pre-race ritual
Well, this season has been a different approach. I have been racing every few weeks, and I have to say its getting a lot more tolerable. I've also had the added benefit of constantly setting new personal bests at some point in each race. The Team Magic Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon was no exception.
I went in with no expectations. I just wanted to put a solid ride out there, and see how well I could run off the bike.
|19:23 swim time meant that I was in 53rd place|
I settled into the ride, but there were ~120 other riders ahead of me to navigate through. The course is a simple out and back along a rolling freeway, neat and tidy, completley uneventful. Not having anyone to really race, its a lot like racing the Garmin.
|off the bike with the Top Bike Split at 62:26 -- Strava|
|38:11 run split finishing right behind my man, Bill Beecher -- Strava|
|This was immediately after the finish She asked my what place I finished , but I HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING.|
|2:02:47 was good enough for 3rd Overall, official results|
After crossing the finishline, I found out that I placed 3rd overall. I wasnt ever a contender for 1-2, but the rest of the top 10 shouldve been a close battle. Instead, most of us never even saw each other.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the event. 99% awesome, like I said. Team Magic did an amazing job and puts on a big league show. That 1% though, its a killer. Its that dangling nose whisker on a smokin' hot chick.