My final race of the year was carp!!!! This being my 5th Olympic Tri in the last 6 months I must admit I came into this one not fully prepared and feeling some pain. My IT band pain acted up again on my run causing me to drop from 8:30/min miles down to 10-11 min miles. I also have not been training as I was earlier in the year. I think I had two workouts since the Malibu Tri (one bike and one run). I couldn’t be happier with the years events!!!! Life is good!
Scott and I ended up doing 3 TRI’s together this year
My official time was 3:05:11
IT Band issue on the run, resulting in major impact on my run
1 Mile swim (actually ) – 30:07
25 Mile bike – 1:28
6.2 Mile run – 1:01:37
Overall Place – 141/228
Swim Place – 141 ( 51%)
Start time – 7:15am
Age Group -M 40–44
I stuck with the same fueling strategy as SB Tri, but was still weak on the run, for the most part I would say it was my issues with the IT band, but also I didn’t feel as strong. I had only worked out once in two weeks between SB and Malibu, so this could have contributed.