Monday, 20 June 2016

Torrevieja Sprint Distance Triathlon

COMPETED AT the TriWhite Cup Sprint Distance Triathlon in Torrevieja this morning. Getting faster each time out. Swimming is much improved, bike is good at 30+ km/hr, run is slow and needs faster pace. Time was 1 hr 35 min which nevertheless is a personal best.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Pilar de Horadada Sprint Distance Triathlon

MY FIRST race of the 2016 triathlon season on Sunday 12th June in the TriWhite Cup at Pilar de Horadada. My swim time was much improved, bike was below par and the run was slow. Perhaps the wedding anniversary + birthday party the day before wasn't such a good idea.

Monday, 29 February 2016

I Run Torrevieja

PRE SEASON 10k road race at We Run Torrevieja on Sunday 28th February. (a "C Race" for me). No PR's broken here with a time of 59.51, but it's all good experience. The weather was a little windy, but the sun was shining for a fine morning run. A well organised event, also with a half marathon, now in its 12th year.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Blogged out

2015 TRI season is over,  Winter training begins. Back next year.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Race Day: San Javier Sprint Triathlon

SUN 4th OCT. Swim 750m @ 18.22; T1 @ 2.25: bike 24 km @ 47.58; T2 @ 2.06; run 5 km @ 29.06. Total time 1 hr 40 min. 

A rookie mistake at the start caught me stuck behind the girls sprint line-up, which probably cost me half a minute. Got a puncture on the last 100 metres off the bike ride and nearly came off on the last bend, then dismounted and ran with the bike for the final 50 metres into T2. Felt those jelly legs going into the run, but was able to pick up the pace during the second half, with a little sprint finish.

Swimming was the biggest area of improvement. Bike was good but average speed needs to be faster. Running needs work to improve my pace coming off the bike. Transition times can still be improved also.

Overall, I am very happy with today's performance. Roll on next season.

Let's hear it for the old guy!