Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ironman California 70.3 -- 2009

Driving home, replaying the details of the CA 70.3 race in my mind for the 4th time, I figured I'd better commit this valuable information to email before I drive myself nuts.  First, let me say that this was my first race of the year with the Team Pac Bikes gang and it was great to have a little camaraderie on the course.  There was a also a little motivation as I tried to not get lapped on the run by Nate.

The morning was a little chilly and I was a popsicle by the time I got in the water.  In fact, the air was so cool that the 58 degree water felt warm on my hands, face and feet.  I was hoping to swim under 32 minutes and I felt pretty much on pace until shortly after the turn-around when my right hamstring completely seized up.  It felt like I'd been harpooned in the back of the leg.