Saturday, April 4, 2009

Smithfield Sprint results

Bri and I had a nice time at the race this morning, the wind was howling but it was not as cold as our last race at Azalea. I decided to race without my spare tub bag, telling Bri that if I flatted I would just ride it in. If you can't read the foreshadowing...I flatted at about mile 6 with 4 to go.

The swim went well, not sure if it was meters or yards but I felt strong. The masters sessions are definitely helping with my mojo. I was moving along pretty well on the bike until the rear tire popped. That is frustrating but better here than at a prize money race or big race somewhere. Limped in (wonk wonk wonk wonk goes the wheel) and had a solid run - probably 30-40 seconds faster than at Azalea.

Bri beat me again but this time it was on a technicality. She won the women's race and was only 5 minutes behind the overall winner.

After the race I saw that the sidewall on my tire was completely worn through. So you should probably change your race tire more than once every five or six years. Who knew?



At April 5, 2009 10:46 PM , Blogger Tri-ing Again said...

Tough luck getting a flat on the bike. I was the Master Clydesdale who said "That sucks" when I pass you towards the end. Congrats to Bri. Good luck next race.


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