Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Syracuse 70.3

This weekend Amber and I headed up to Syracuse, NY to compete in the inaugural half ironman event. This was a pretty spontaneous race as usually you have to register months in advance for triathlons, but for whatever reason it was still open so we decided to do it. The course as is with all half-ironman distance races was a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run.
NOTE: Amber did the Pumpkinman last weekend which was also a half-ironman, and biked over 60 miles on Saturday the day before the race. I, on the other hand, hadn't done a half-ironman in two years and hadn't been biking or swimming in about that time either. But after Amber challenged me, saying that she could beat me by more than an hour, the race was on!

Amber finished in 4:39:23 Good enough for 1st in Age Group and:
- 61st fastest swimmer with: 28:56:00;
- 1st in age group and 129th overall on the bike with: 2:35:09 which is 21.7 mph;
-1st in age group and 88th overall with a run of: 1:30:23 which is 6:54/mile pace.

Danny finished in 5:12:56- 55th in age group
- 103rd in age group swim and 981st overall! 42:08:00
-89th in age group, 702nd overall in bike: 2:57:29 --18.9mph
- 5th in age group and 33rd in run: 1:24:52 --6:29/mile pace

So despite losing to Amber in the bike and the swim and barely beating her in the run, it appears that Danny won the competition!

The true competition is next May, when we will be competing head to head in the Ironman St. George in Utah. I plan on spending these next eight weeks doing some more biking and swimming and as they say in the S2 world, it's game time!

To start my training out right, I have decided to enter a six mile swim this weekend in NYC, so if you don't see any new posts after today, you will know why.

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