Racing into Shape Part VI: Return of the Triathle (…)

Swim: See Triangle Triathlon, almost same scenario. Water was warm (really warm, I couldn’t get out of the water fast enough), and the swim was measured long (or maybe not, water was really warm). Felt like it took forever to get to the finish and it did, 2 minutes slower than last year (2010).

Bike: Felt sluggish on the bike for the first 5-6 miles. Once the hurt and nausea went away, I could push the pace like normal. This is a good hurt instead of a want to stop and throw up hurt. Just after the climb up the “big” hill and the right hand turn, there is a downhill section where my chain jumped between the small cog and the frame. I had to hop off and route it back on, then re-pass a competitor I had gone around earlier. Like golf, if I could just get rid of the first 4-6 holes (or 5-6 miles of the bike), seems like I get in the groove and all pain is a good pain.

Run: Had another decent run, just didn’t have the gas to try to catch or chase anybody. The pace I ran is about the pace I could maintain for 3 miles. I am stuck at 6:30 pace.

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About Lindsey McIver

I'm originally from Chesapeake, VA and I've lived in NC since 2007. I swam competitively until college and decided swimming was no longer fun for me. I started running in 2009 after spectating a half marathon and I was incredibly motivated watching everyone finish the race. Around that time, I rediscovered my love for swimming in an effort to cross train. In 2010, I purchased a road bike and signed up for my first sprint triathlon. Since then, I've worked my way up to a few Ironman races. I've taken time off from triathlon to have two wonderful daughters along the way. My goals for 2019 are Age Group Nationals, NC 70.3, and Challenge Daytona.