This was a busy weekend. The Galveston Ironstar was happening, New Orleans 70.3, and California Half was going on. Here is the news from Galveston.
In the sprint:
I was the only ATC guy racing the sprint.
Swim: Imagine everyone standing in their black wetsuits waiting for the race except for one person out of the 900+ athletes who was wearing a bright silver suit...with a baby blue swim cap. That guy was me. The silver surfer...who apparently sucks at swimming. 500m - 12 minutes and 19 seconds. I had the 367th FASTEST swim time! Hurray!
Bike: The bike was crowded and I even had to come around a car at one point. Most of the course was along the seawall so there was a nice crosswind the whole way. This wouldnt have been a problem, but my 1080 front was not happy. I had a hard time controlling the bike. 12.5 miles - 32:05 - 23.4MPH - 8th fastest bike split.
Run: I felt good on the run. I hadnt run in 3 weeks prior to race day so I was a little worried. I think it may be time to retire my Fila racing flats though. My back was killing me afterwards. It felt like I ran a 5k barefoot. 5k - 19:56 - 6:26 pace - 12 fastest run time.
Total comes to: 1:07:31 which was good for 22nd place and 5th in the Age Group.
Special Congrats to Mike Minardi who held me off the entire race. Next time buddy.