Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nation's Tri Results

I smell bad.

But here are the numbers!

Swim 1.5k: My watch said 46:05, but the so-call "official result": 48:07 (NJ: 46:42 51:53)

T1: 5:11 (It was a looong run in and out)

Bike: 40K: 1:45 /14.1 mph (NJ Bike39K: 1:32:53 15 mph)

T2: 3:49

Run: 10K 1:25/13:49 min. mile (NJ run 10K: 1:27:01 14:02/min mile)

Total Nation's, Sept. 14, 2008: 4:08:27

Total New Jersey State Triathlon, July 27, 2008: 3:54:54

I give myself my Happy medal, since I finished uninjured. (Although I didn't start uninjured. I twisted my foot at yesterday's practice swim. It hurt all night and this morning, but by the time I started, it felt fine. Too bad, cuz I would totally have blamed my time on a bum foot!) And I did beat my NJ run by a bit.

Today was hard. I don't know why I was slower on the bike, because I had more people around me than in NJ. Dunno. The swim was good, but I really have slowed down. If wetsuits actually do give you a 5-minute advantage...then...yikes! (It was hot out today, but it was hot in New Jersey, too.)

At the finish, AS USUAL, the masseuses weren't taking any more people because they had "been there since 9 a.m." Same thing happened at NJ. I hate to gripe (ha) but seriously, people who have been on the course for 4 straight hours could use some caring!

I came home to my bedroom ceiling dripping, pretty much right over my bed. Nice. I had to go right upstairs to talk to the tenants but no one answered the door. Left message with the deadbeat millionaire landlord, and called the condo's emergency number. I could have used a better homecoming!

It was fun having Nancy Toby to hang out with. Once we hit the water I didn't see her again, so I'm thinking she did well.


I'll have more to share later. After my ceiling crashes. Sigh.


21stCenturyMom said...

You did it! Congratulations! I hope you are feeling good and that you could take a nap on the couch.

And this time - the repairs are ALL on the jackhole upstairs. EVERY DIME!

a.maria said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! that's awesome, i second your happy medal!!! good showing out there lady.

now go get that fan thing taken care of. doesn't sound so swell.

BettyBetty said...

Yeah!!! You probably had wind on your bike ride...the wind just won't go away on the east coast it seems. That'll slow you down. It must be exciting to complete one of these races! The masseuse(sp) should be run out of town! If you are going to offer your services then you need to do it until the least in my book.

Rainmaker said...

Awesome, congrats! It was a tough day out there, that's for sure.

Don't sweat the swim - it was long. I was 5 mins off of where I should have been, as were a couple of my friends (including some of the leaders). We think the turn buoys might have been a bit further than they should of, as we made good time upstream to the bridge.

Congrats again!

Nancy Toby said...

Congratulations!! You beat me in T1 AND in the run! Now our next challenge is to put it all together on one day when there isn't a 102 heat index under full sun on concrete! (That's the number I heard...).

Thomas said...

Congratulations. You're turning into quite the tri chick!

Susan said...

GOOD JOB, you triathlete you! I am so impressed.

I'm sorry about the ceiling. If it ain't one thing, it's 10!!!

Old School Runner said...

A terrific performance! The conditions yesterday were brutal--too hot and humid. You should be commended for the strong effort!

Runner Susan said...

Way to go Jeanne! Sorry about your bed . . . that slightly terrifies me.

ShirleyPerly said...

Hard to compare results from different races and often hard even compare results from the same races with different conditions. Nevertheless, you earned that happy medal -- CONGRATS!

(hope the ceiling thing is not serious)

Just12Finish said...

Hey congrats on a great race Sunday! I think I accomplished watching a couple of football games that day.

Vickie said...

Jeanne, great job! You worked hard all summer so any slower times could be attributed to that. But no race is the same so you really can't compare anything. Good job. Hope to meet up with you someday! You'll give me a run for the money, for sure.