Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Grand Columbian 1/2 IM 9/13/08

What a great weekend! Rob, Tweety, Laura, Chris, and I drove over to Grand Coulee Friday afternoon before the race. After picking up our registration packets we proceeded to the start line to rack our bikes. After that was complete it was off to Lake Roosevelt and our house boat. Tweety cooked up a fantastic pasta dinner we scarfed down before bed. I don't think anyone slept to well because of the high winds that kept the boat rockin all night.

The race itself went pretty well. After hearing how difficult the bike course was I set my goal at 6:15. The swim went much better then expected, 38:00, the bike was great 2:57, and I totally fell apart on the run, 2:26, for a total of 6:08. I really thought I had 6:00hrs in the bag till the last few miles of the run. And speaking of the run... It was hot! Around 85 degrees.

I stayed well hydrated but still suffered from cramps the last few miles of the run, I will need to get that figured out.