Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Aizu triathlon, the HAT TRICK

You know how everything comes in threes? A, B, C....Crosby, Stills, and Nash, hat tricks, etc. Well, I did the Aizu triathlon in Fukushima this past August for the 3rd time, and got my 3rd PB of the season. I now have PB'd at all 3 distances this year, which took me 5 years to do for the half and full-ironman distances.

Swim: 26:39, 50th place  Swim was fine, about the same speed as last time.
Bike: 1:07:40,  47th place  Bike was fine too.
Run: 46:35, 109th place!  Run was improved since my knee injury, but I still have some work to do. 

Total: 2:20:54, 58th place, 6th in age group

From the numbers, you can see that my swim and bike are more competitive than my run. Paradoxically, my run used to be my strongest discipline as a veteran long distance runner.


beautiful Aizu


It was great to ride up with my old friends Keren and Stan, who both had sparkling races and PBs as well.
Highly recommended race, just a few hours from Tokyo. 

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