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Race Report: Big Fish

I keep pretty good records...  I have google sheet that I keep my races on.  My google sheet told me I was doing the sprint distance at Big Fish - 1 week after my half ironman.  This is logical.  The olympic course at Bit Fish is HARD!  Sprint.  Ready.  Arrive at venue - find out I signed up for the Olympic - WHAT WAS I THINKING!!

Even though I could have dropped to the sprint, I decided to go for it.  It was a beautiful morning.  I found extra fuel in my Jeep (in the form of mini sweet tarts.)  May as well do the olympic.  So I reset my goals and got ready to race, on my extremely tired/worn out legs.  (Did I mention I rode 42.50 miles on Saturday... because it was "just a sprint.")

Sunrise over Big Fish Lake

Swim - 1500m - 31:15 - It was a beautiful morning and the lake looked so still.  The olympic distance swim called for two loops, without exiting the water.  My pace was pretty consistent throughout the whole swim.  A little slower than normal, but not bad.  I did get water in my goggles at the 2nd turn bouy, but that was easily remedied.  








Bike - 40k - 1:21:47 - This is actually 4 minutes faster than when I did this race 2 years ago - but two years ago I dropped a chain on the first hill and had to get off to put it back on... so probably was faster two years ago.  The hills on this course are very challenging!  Especially the last hill on the way back into transition.  Head down and cadence up is what I kept thinking all of the way up that hill.  Pretty tough to climb that hill right before the run!









Run - 10k - 28:24 - 1:05:21 - I am not happy with the pace.  I do not want to run this slow.  It was hot, it was hilly, I just did a half ironman last weekend...  I don't care.  I hate being that slow and having to walk as much as I did.  Speed workouts start next week!  That is all I have to say about that. 










Results = 3:02:14 - 2nd Age Group (F40-44), 6/15 Women, 41/61 overall 

Thank you: Tri To FinishEpix GearXX2iInfinite Multisport

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