UCSB Triathlon is Done!


Campus Point, UCSB TriathlonYesterday, I finished the 2010 UCSB Triathlon.  It wasn’t easy, it was lonely, it was a learning experience, and yet somehow I disappeared off the results!  However, I met my first big goal of Q1 and finished my fourth triathlon and my first barefoot triathlon!  Time for celebration, relaxation and get geared up for the Morro Bay Triathlon in early June!

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though, here is the break down of times:

Swim (800m) ~ 26:48

T1 ~ 1:34

Bike (16.93 mi) ~ 1:06:10

T2 ~ 2:34

Run (3.06 mi) ~ 36:30 (ran this wearing my lucky FiveFingers KSO)

Overall ~ 2:13:40, which puts me into 85th place of 86 competitors.  Second to last… I’ll take it!

Unfortunately, bib 371 is not listed on the official “Open” results.  I emailed the timing officials, but have not heard back.  It is very disappointing to put so much work into an event and be left off the official results.  However, glitches are always possible… (Update: There is an updated list of results at the SBTiming website here, that includes me!)

I am writing up a summary of each leg and some final thoughts, which I will share in the coming days.

For now, it is time to recover and relish in the accomplishment of finishing my longest, barefoot triathlon yet!

I also want to give a huge shout-out to Chris Petrosian, my personal trainer, who finished the LA Marathon in 4:41:49.  “Congratulations, Chris!  You are inspiration!”

Such an awesome Q1 for both of us.

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