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A Tale of Two Tradewinds Tris

Now this is a tale of two triathlons. Both were held at Tradewinds Park. Both were sprint triathlons (although the first had a run of 2.5 miles instead of 3.1). I did them almost a year apart and did not start training for Texas until the fall of 2010. So needless to say, I was expecting improvements. Wow, did I ever.

Date Swim T1 Bike T2 Run* Totals
06/05/2010 10:54 1:56 35:44 1:37 25:13 1:15:24
04/03/2011 8:20 1:37 32:14 1:45 26:10 1:10:06

* NOTE: the distance of the run in 2009 was 2.5 miles, but the run in 2010 was a 5k.

So I cut almost 3 minutes from my 400 meter swim, more than 3 minutes from my 10 mile bike, and a few minutes from my run. My brain doesn’t feel like doing math at this time, but the fact that this past triathlon run was more than a half mile longer than last years and there was only a minute difference means that I improved my bike to run fitness. I also recall that when I turned the corner and saw the finish line, I put it into overdrive; so much so that I don’t even remember passing people. What I do remember, and about last year’s run: there were several points where I walked, particularly the water stops. This year I did not walk at any point, but did slow my pace to grab water cups for cooling my head. Thankfully the water was chilly because it was quite warm out in Tradewinds. I soooo can not wait until the next sprint triathlon there!!! And who knows, maybe my time will also greatly improve at the next olympic distance triathlon as well!  🙂