Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rev3 Afterthoughts

Well... what can I say? I obviously didn't take this race too seriously, otherwise, I wouldn't have had my worse half IM time ever. Don't let that fool you though. It was a tough course. I read a fellow triathlete's blog, and she had it described to her with the words crazy hilly... Molly said the bike course was tougher than Wildflower, and I believe her.

I, myself, don't really have any complaints about the race itself. I enjoyed everything from the moment I arrived. The swim practice went off perfectly. I zipped through registration in like five minutes. I officially registered a complaint with the manager that it was too fast. The pre-race schwag was good. I loved running in my Rev3 visor. Transition was well setup and convenient. I loved the box racks they used rather than the traditional racks.

Race day went perfect for me, in no small part due to the help of my homestay. Next year, I would like them to remove the goose shit from the dock. I didn't enjoy that squishy feeling. The swim was awesome. The bike route torturous. I did not have any issues with cars. I was only yelled at by one SUV of local inhabitants. The run route crossing the bike route is not a good idea, but I understand that they had to make some concessions. The run route itself was near perfect. The volunteers and the aide stations were well stocked and vibrant.

There was food waiting for me at the finish line. What a treat :-) I loved the medal and the finisher's shirt. Send me yours if you don't like it! They were out of my size though. Overall, I give it a big A+.

Now, my thoughts turn to my super secret race. I have another half IM coming up next month. As you may or may not know, I am a firm believer in karma, and while I don't ask for blessings, I will accept them when they are forth coming. Forgive me if I don't appear to get excited though, that's not humble, and it just ain't my thang. It is what it is and I am a part of that, and that should be enough. Anywho, yea... I'm racing another half IM next month, and I have a real opportunity to break 6 hours here, and I knew this before Knoxville.

Game.on.

Wes

12 comments:

Molly said...

Woohoo!!! I hope you're doing the one I think you're doing. Rock on, Wes!!!

teacherwoman said...

Sweet! You are going to rock it, fo sho!

Missy said...

Sooo, this was just your dress rehearsal too!!?? You should have told me.

Sarah said...

Yay, very excited to hear about what the secret race turns out to be. And yah, that bike was tough, you'll get that Karma...it's coming to you in spades. You are a good egg.

LBTEPA said...

OOOOH! YAY!!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I LOVE SECRETS!!! I have one too but am not ready to share it....;)))

newtriaddict said...

Here is to chasing Sub 6! You will get it! Good Karma to you! I missed the sub 6 by 3 minutes in TX and am also going for revenge - but not til July :)

Ryan said...

If you tell me which one I won't tell; promise.


I'm looking for a half and I am thinking the Muncie endurathon or the Rock n rollman in GA.

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
Alright, game on!! I can't wait to hear what race you have picked:) You just wait and see...you will smoke it! Keep the faith Wes!

Tea said...

good luck next month.

Also, I'm really glad to hear about your A+ rating. Races are really hard to manage, and I've done some poorly organized races. So, I'm always on the lookout for good ones, regardless of the challenge.

Jess said...

Is that your race in MD? I did a little work with Dr. Google and I might have discovered where you could be. But let me know for sure!!!

iJuls said...

Goose shit is why I don't tri. LOL Seriously now, you rock!