To be honest, I thought my race season was over after I got the stress fracture in my shin from the Toronto Marathon. While, I'm glad to be entering my first and only triathlon of 2011, I must admit, I am not pumped up for it. I'm sort of going in with the attitude "well, its only a Half Ironman and I did it last year. No big deal" Not a good attitude.
Swim - 1.9 km (Last year's time: 37.43 - 1:54 min/100 m)
I'd be very happy to match last year's swim time
T1 (Last year's time: 5:12) Ok although it is a 400 meter run from the swim exit up a hill to T1, as one of my friends asked me "what, did you stop and do your hair?" I have to do better
Bike - 94 km (Last year's time: 3:23 - 27.7 km/hr )
Last year my chain popped off and then I got a flat tire. My speed has not increased at all so if I can do 3:10 on the bike, that will be ok
T2 (Last year's time: 2:59)
Had to take the longest leak of my life. I tried going on the bike but nada
Run ( Last year's time: 2:03 - 5:50 min/km)
This is the toughest half marathon I've ever run (about 8 half marathons) because of rolling hills in the last six kilometers. My run fitness is nowhere near what it was in the spring. My run times are all over the map and I can't figure out what pace I'll be able to hold.
Goal: Under 6 hours
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