This was not the race I wanted, but as we all know, there are things that are out of our control. It took me 11 minutes longer to swim 1.2 miles than my slowest lake swim. It took me 8 minutes longer than my worst 1.2 mile swim ever. I'm still scratching my head on that one.
I shaved almost 3 minutes from my T1 time = Happy Dance :-)
The bike was close to everything I wanted it to be. I didn't manage to keep the 20 mph average that I wanted, but I managed to have a bike PR by 4 minutes over Augusta. I was happy with that.
T2 was as slow as ever for me. I had to stop and put on sunscreen.
The run was just brutal. As a matter of fact, it was the equal if not worse than my run at Florida 70.3. The heat index was over 100 degrees, and there wasn't a single bit of shade on the entire run course. Needless to say, once I realized that I wasn't going to run a 2:15 half marathon, I settled into survival mode. The result was my slowest half marathon in a 70.3 ever.
After the race, Dee Dee and I got caught in traffic leaving Maryland. We decided to go north through DC before heading south to Atlanta. We tried to change our hotel reservation, but Holiday Inn Express just wasn't buying it. They just lost a customer forever. I ended up driving until 1 AM, and this after not sleeping well at all the night before and getting up at 4:15 for the race.
Full report with pics on the way! :-)