Results have not been posted. So will wait to say more about this race then. I didn't drown in the swim. And had some issues with my cleat on the bike right before the biggest climb. And run went well. Will post more after I see the results. I am guessing around 1:30 TT or so.
Well they finally posted the results. And they are messed up for a lot of people. So not sure of my finish time. But I have a good idea about where I was due to the guy I was running with the last bit of it. So here is the report.
The swim for us started at 8:30 and my wave at 8:35 which was the 35 to 39 males. So we were all going to finish around the same time. We got set up to swim and had a meeting at 7:30 at the waters edge so with a full hr to stand there in our wetsuits. It was a long wait looking out over the lake. The weather was cooperating well and the water temp was around 58 degrees. So I was glad I had a full wetsuit. The Olympic race start at 8:00 and had a few waves also. And we noticed one swimmer get so turned around that they actually made a full circle and was heading back towards the start. Oh boy. And then a few mins before we started also they brought out someone in a boat that was unconcious. Not a good thing to see before entering the water. I still felt pretty good about the swim after doing the open water swim clinic on Wen. And had a strategy of just staying away from the crowds and just swimming my own race. Which worked pretty good. I tried to keep on line with the bouys and a lot of people would drift way off. So it made it easy to swim away from people. Still have a lot of room for improvement. With working on sighting and only swimming freestyle half the swim. Resting off and on. When I would try to sight I would sometimes catch the nasty water in my mouth and just turn over and relax. Then go again. My TT was 18:35 so a minute slower then the the last race. But this one was 750 swim instead of 400 and not in a pool. TT 18:35
T1- After getting out of the water my feet were frozen. And I charged up the boat ramp and on to the transition area. I got my wetsuit down around my waist with not much trouble. So when I got to my bike in the middle of the transition I just sat down and striped it off. I wasn't to worried about the time here. Since I had to put on more gear. And had trouble I noticed with having a wet body getting on socks and my shirt. And took off on the bike. I think this is where I loosened up my cleat on my left shoe running to mount my bike. TT 4:43
Bike- The bike course is out and back. With the out being uphill and back a fast down. I was passing alot of people on the uphill. And about 4 miles in when I hit U-111 realized my foot was moving around alot on my left foot. I thought at first it was just numb feet but nope. I was having some mechanical problems. And with the 2 biggest hills coming up. I just eased up a bit more. And tried to find a good way to not move my foot around to much to loosen it any more to make me stop. Made it to the turn around and tried to push it coming down. And not loose my pedal or cleat. Got passed a few times but was ok with it. TT 35:57
T2- Quicker transition here. Just drop off the bike change shoes and off I went. Didn't see my wife and father coming in. 1:45
Run- This course they claim is great and wonderful. Sure it was great to be able to see everyone else as you ran around the lake. It was not a easy one with alot of ups and downs though. And like 30 turns along the way. Got past a few times by faster people doing there 2nd loop on the olympic course. And was making up alot of ground on the people in my AG. Kind of hooked up with another guy that was 30 on the run. And we ran most of it together. He pulled out just a little at the end. And I figure I ran around a 7:54 pace is what they got me down for. But there timing was off for me on the run and so I dont have a final time. But figure around 24:30 or so.