Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cincinnati International Triathlon - Thursday and I am still recovering...
Sort of...Let me tell you that the course at this race was not flat by any means. You can read a very nice summary about the bike course race experience at Brad Culp's blog within the Triathlete Magazine webiste. Having to 3 laps of this bike course was simply something I was not ready for. Of course I have every excuse in the world for my slow times but it does not matter, I still took 3rd place in my "new" agre group 30-34.
Needless to say I was surprised about that result because during the third lap of the bike I was starting to feel extremely fatigued from the efforts that weekend. I did not help my cause when I did about 10 hours worth of yard work on Saturday and I did not get to bed until much later than I wanted because of my parents arriving into town and the need to pick them up at the airport and drive all the way to Harrison, OH from Columbus about 2 hours all together.
Let me tell you that as tired as I was off the bike it was SO COOL to see my parents on the sidelines along with my Mother and Father in law. It was very nice to have them all there giving me that extra lift to stay with it. I loved my Mom yelling at me that I it looked as if I was just taking a stroll in the park with her sarcastic tone of voice that just made me laugh and almost choke on the gel I was taking in at the time. The run went much better than I thought and I was able to clock a very respectable time.
All things considered it was a great race and one I would love to do again sometime. Now that I know course a little better I guess that I can prepare better for it.
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster