|sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean|
3:30 am wake up
4:25 am at Ellen's
5:15 am arrive at race site
6:30 am check in, set up and ready
6:35 am at start line
6:50 am first wave starts
7:47 am MY wave starts
2 mile run | 10.6 mile bike | 3 mile run
9:17 am fini!
1. Wear sunscreen even at 7 am in the morning.
2. Hydrate well before and during the race. Do this at least when you're in transition if you aren't accustomed to drinking during your run or ride.
3. Fuel your body at the one hour mark in a race.
4. And finally ... include checking that your brakes are engaged in your set up. My rear brake was accidentally disengaged somewhere between mounting my the bike on car and starting the race. I figured this out during the race and had to stop to engage it. I only lost 30 seconds or so on my time, but I could have been in serious trouble if I really needed my brakes!
I'm waiting for the split times to be posted so I can see how I did for each leg, but overall, I'm pretty happy with my race results. :)
Thank you for your enthusiastic support! xo