Race Day!!!! I signed up at the last minute for the Utah Summer Games Triathlon sprint. Got up at 4:30 am to stretch, hydrate, and eat. The race was held out at the Sand Hollow Reservoir. The begining of the race was a little disorganized and the swim was a mass start. What a mess that was with everyone going into the water at the same time. We ahd about 250 start at that same time. I went wide to avoid the hoard.
I finished the swim (16:11 min) and made it through transition in 1:55 minutes. The bike was a very good day. I did 14 miles in 39:06 minutes (1:08 transition). That was then I realized I was in 5 th palce over-all. The run was very slow but since I really had no one around me, I took it easy (23:45 min). A few speedsters past me and I didn't try to catch them. I finished 10th over-all and first in my division. It was a very good race and nice to finish in the front for a change.
I think the only reason I got ahead was the everyone was jammed up in the swim and I went around the mess. I swam a longer distance but I got through faster.
I went to In-N-Out and had a double double to celebrate. Laid around the house for a few hours. Bought some new running shoes, and then went to Mesquite to an all-you-can-eat sushi bar. AHHHHH sweet sushi!!!!!
When I got back to St George I felt like I didn't do enough today, so I ran an easy hilly 8 miles at a 8:50 pace. I was burping wasabi the whole run, but it was still worth it!