Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vineman 70.3 Half Ironman

Rookie mistake--had too much fun on the swim (fun!) and bike (fun and beautiful, too!) and didn't leave enough for the second half of the run (not fun!)   But I finished in 6:23:51, 36 out of 53 in my division, and well under my "positive" goal of 6:30, and better thus than my "basic" goal, which was finish, and my "satisfactory" goal, which was finish in under 7 hours. But had such fun on the swim and bike that my ego got ahead of my GI tract on the run while chasing after a "stretch" goal. But enough! My first half ironman, and I finished.
UPDATE:  The local newspaper's story on the pro event, with some pictures.  Plus from the event photographer:  Not just photos, but 2 videos, one of the finish and one of me waddling out of the water.