I’m back from a glorious 24 hours in Myrtle Beach where I raced in the Halfmax Half Ironman National Championships! I will do a full race report in a couple of days- I want to wait till I get some pictures back.
The swim was cancelled due to all the rain they had been having the days before the race and the run-off that ran into the swimming venue could have possibly contaminated the water! Bummer! But it helps me since the swim isn’t my strong point.
The wind was also wicked on the bike- we were either riding directly into it or directly with it. Then run course was pretty confusing but somehow manageable.
Overall, I was happy with my results. My splits were better on the bike and touch slower on the run as compared to Patriots Half 3 weeks ago, but that ok because my legs were torched from the bike. I finished 12/25 in my age group and 161 out of 753 overall. Not quite how I have been finishing in my previous races, but I have to remind myself this was the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS- so only the top racers were there. So all in all I was happy! I’ll do a full post later this week when I get some pictures.
Thanks to everyone for all the support you gave me before the race. Thank you for all the positive comments on my last post as well. All your thoughts really got me amped and motivated for this race!
Here were my results:
overall place: 161 out of 753
division place: 12 out of 25
gender place: 145 out of 480
bike: 2:42:59 –20.6 mph
run: 1:27:05 –6:39 min/mile