A few weeks ago I did the Top Gun Triathlon @ Ft. Desoto. It was my first big race this year & my times were about what I expected them to be, considering that I didn’t really train for the past month (check back here for details on that). Here are the Results for the Alta Vista Sports – Top Gun Triathlon 2005.
There was some good stuff, bad stuff and then there’s the beach run!
I have always been a very strong swimmer, and a excellent cyclist, but running just doesn’t do it for me. Or actually, I just don’t do the run. I have just never been a very good runner. At my prime I have done a 6:30 mile, and in training with my brother I can do consecutive 8:30’s. But that is not after biking for 10-20 miles. Oh, well. No excuses.. More training before the next race! No more Mr. fuck off guy, I’m getting down to business and do some training.
I have updated my training schedule, for anyone interested here it is (if your using IE don’t bother). I have added several things to it. Notably my training is broken up into several major blocks that identify the races and dates that I am preparing for. It is then broken down into 2 week incriments because that is how my day-job’s schedule rotates. It actually made it easy to break the training up when looking at it in 2 week chunks.
As for the race, it was as very well organized even that was a lot of fun. I do feel that they could have been a little more up-front about the fact that the second half of the run was in sugar sand. I am not sure what I would do differently, other than wearing socks during the run. The vaseline that I put on my race shoes did a wonderful job of attracting sand and holding it in place so that it could grind into my feet. Damn, I’m glad the run was only 5K, any more than that and I would have hamburger for feet! Other than that it was really really hot. But a very fast course. A fairly smooth swim and a pancake flat bike course. On disapointment, however, was with the
A great race, see you there next year.
Note: I would like to give a big thank you to the best looking race photographer ever, thanks Jenny!