Thursday, August 10, 2006

My 2006 half ironman numbers

Eagleman, June 2006:
Rough brackish water swim, pancake flat bike and run course, flat pumped up (not changed) in T1
Swim 1.2 miles: 55:30 (2:37/100 yards)
T1: 4:31
Bike 56 miles: 3:44:38 (14.95 mph)
T2: 3:51
Run 13.1 miles: 2:42:02 (12:22 min/mile)
Finish: 7:30:32

Steelhead, August 2006:
Calmer swim in fresh water, long T1 through sand, hilly bike and run courses, broken rear derailleur, changed rear flat at mile 43 of bike, very hot walk/run
Swim 1.2 miles: 50:05 (2:22/100 yards)
T1: 9:16
Bike 56 miles: 3:43:54 (15.01 mph)
T2: 3:18
Run 13.1 miles: 3:01:38 (13:52 min/mile)
Finish: 7:48:10

All the increase in time was in the run, and I'm not worried about that - it's one of my slowest half marathons in the last 4 or 5 years, since I took it took it easy in the heat and walked a lot. I'm very pleased with the Steelhead swim (my best triathlon swim by far) and how well I coped with several difficulties on the bike course. I get home tonight, will catch up with everything soon afterwards!


TriFeist said...

The numbers look good to me. You managed to improve your bike time a bit even with a tougher course and mechanical issues. And the swim improvement is great.

Lynne said...

Awesome swim - you're technique work has definately paid off!!

I am sure the mechanical difficulties and the heat were not fun, BUT YOU MADE IT !! Congrats! FLORIDA IM here you come

Cliff said...

Congrats on the time.

jeanne said...

yeah go girl! how did you get faster on the bike having to do all the stuff? and shave five minutes off your swim??
run was great too!

i'm amazed anyone can still put one foot in front of the other after the first two events! Never mind go another 13.1 miles!

you're amazing!!!

Steph said...

Congrats on the 1/2 Ironman finish!!!! Every stroke/turn/step, in training and in races, is one more closer to the finish line of IM Florida.

I just read on the Kahuna's blog about an underground tri in their region. As the "studly captain" of the East Region, are we going to see an underground metro DC tri sometime soon?! There are several DC lurkers out there, I know it!

Good luck on the training, and congrats on a spectacular race finish!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

yay Nancy! Fantastic time - and money in the IM Florida Bank!

You look awesome in your photos -- go you!

TriBoomer said...

Great splits, Nancy. I hope to meet you at IM Fla.

Stay tuned...

jbmmommy said...

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