A 4am drive (thank you Seth & family for letting me stay at your place!) for the 6:30 am start. The bike lot was awesome, I was amazed at the expense of these bikes all in one place. My heat was almost dead last which meant I started in 1029th place, practically and there were never ending people to pass. It really sucked on the swim, which actually was not my best for 1.2 miles at 32 minutes. That's what happens when the pool closes 2 months ago in Nome for maintenance. Oh well, I held back a bit and it set me up for a good bike course. A fair amount of hills and a top speed of 52 mph, that was fun! I did an average of 20 mph for a time of 2:43 for 56 miles. The 13.1 mile run was completed in 1hr 38 minutes also pretty good, for me. I felt fine but was kind of bummed to miss breaking 5 hr mark for a time of 5 hrs 35 seconds. I blame it on the 3 minute port a potty break I had to take because I was dumb enough to hold it at the beginning.
|Swim course taken day before event.|
|Finishline, taken day before.|
|Bike lot at 6 am.|