San Diego International Triathlon is my marker race for the year. Last year I hit my goal of sub 40 in the 10k. The triathlon season this year is a new AG; A fresh start. I don’t aim for AG rank, but it does make a difference with wave starts (more people in your way).
For the swim and bike, my times were fairly close to last year. I thought about going with no wetsuit (for a first here) as it was warm earlier in the week. Things did cool down though, so back to the suit. For the bike, a new ftp of 295w in this race (vs 253 last year) even though I lost 4lb (illnesses beginning of year). I haven’t done much specific bike training (but my work is a bike messenger). Too bad watt numbers (ego numbers) don’t show up on the results board for bike split!
Even though my watts are up, my run pace is slower 6:38 vs last years 6:26 on the 10k run. It was a longer run this year at 6.44 miles, but I knew I didn’t have what it took based on last year to maintain former paces anyways. They took out the carnitas snack shack go around, so I thought the course would be a perfect 6.2, and I can save my energy for death hell sprint to the finish. Albiet I saw mile mark 6, it was a long ways away from the finish, suffering ensued from there. If I knew this I would have gone sans wetsuit! I wanted my paces to evenly split which I did this year. This race lets me reflect on the past year, and on forward. My run game is down a bit… so I’m not sure at this moment as running daily is my passion.