Green member: Scott Ervin
Event: Metroplex Sprint Day 1
Location : joe pool
Class : 45-49
Results : 2nd AG , 41/243
Local knowledge and conditions : I've never raced this sprint that consists of a 400 meter open water swim, 11 mile bike and 2 mile run . This race wasn't on my schedule but Brent Mcilwain talked me into racing with him . Water was reported to be 83 degrees and the temp was 72 at race time with a 15-20 mile wind.
Pre-race strategy : should have warmed up in the lake before cause I haven't been swimming open water and my time reflected it , my strategy was to mentally just enjoy a glorified brick workout . I'm 15 -20 lbs heavier than this time last year due to a plantar issue I've been fighting since last December that really limits my willingness to run ---" just have fun on this" were my thoughts before the horn sounded .
Results : swim 10:04( terrible)
Bike 22.6 mph
Run- 8:09 pace
Lessons learned: this was a smoking bike course. There were 4 swim waves and started in the last wave . The good thing about starting in the final wave AND having a slow swim is that I enjoyed passing people on the bike .
Funny : brent started 2 waves in front of me and so I was startled to see him waiting in T2 on me so " we could run together" Im not gonna give the particulars as to why he almost quit the race , he can do that , but let's just say I almost went anaerobic laughing as to why his race NEEDED to stop( buy a pair of tried shorts that are cut correctly next time ) !!