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.
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.