Race Recap: Smithpoint Triathlon – August 6, 2016

Not really a full recap, but more of a hey I’m still alive!!

This was my first tri of the season. It was a 500m swim, 9.7 mile bike, & 2.9 mile run. My stats were more along the lines of 768m swim, 9.64 mile bike, & 2.85 mile run. Mostly everyone I chatted with over-swam the swim. I don’t know if the swim was not marked correctly, or if we just all swim badly, but to swim 250m additional was a bit of a mess! I felt pretty good on the bike. It was an out and back course. Going out I averaged 15.8mph…I was really riding miss daisy. On the way back I averaged 18.7mph, but was riding 20mph at least half the time. The bike was nice! The run was your basic run, nothing to write home about. Overall I felt pretty good during this race, and it was nice to get back into the game leading up to Ironman AC 70.3 which is nearly a month away!

Until next time….

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Mission 2 a day: Day 3

Yes I am way behind on my 2 a days. Long story short, woke up Thursday morning to swim couldn’t find my watch face.  You see I have the quick release feature on my Garmin 920XT so that I can attach it to my bike. Spent the next 2 days looking for it to no avail. I know it’s in my house because it’s syncing with my phone but can’t find the darn thing. Gave up Friday and moved on with my life! I’m sure my 1 yr old has it in one of his hiding places and it’ll turn up eventually. Ordered the new Garmin 735XT yesterday, got it today, and now I’m playing with my new toy! It’s not red so I’m sad about that, but I’ll make some upgrades to it eventually. 

Started this morning with a mile swim. It felt go and got the blood pumping. Had to breaks out the old Garmin Fenix 2 since the new watch hadn’t arrived yet. 


Finished the day with an easy 11 mile cycle session. 



I really hope my 920XT shows it’s pretty face soon. 😰