Triathlon Results!!!

Success at my triathlon! Despite only having 3hrs sleep due to jet lag I ran a good race. Before this race my best time was 3:19, I beat that time by 11 minutes! I feel ever better about my time considering I had my travel bike with the tiny wheels insted of my cool road bike. In addition, I swam this race without a wetsuit. They drag reduction caused by increased buoyancy woukd have cut several minutes off my time. All in all Im very very pleased although I didnt break the 3hr barrier as I had hoped.

I lost 7lbs of fat for this triathlon to see how it would affect my race with interesting results. My hope was that by weighing less, the 10km run which is the third leg of the triathlon would be faster. Indeed it was. Last triathlon I had to walk for a few stretches becsuse of my knee but this time I made it the whole 10k without stopping and at a much better pace. I dont have the breakdown of times yet but Im sure I significantly beat my prior race run pace. The bad news is that lean people sink and that 7lbs fat I lost for this race would have provided drag reducing buoyancy. The race was a swim start meaning we treaded water till the gun went off. I have never had to work so hard to keep my mouth above water! That 7lbs fat lost converted me from a partial floater to a lead sinker. Wish I coukd have used a wetsuit but I didnt have room in my suitcase and I had no luck finding one nearly big enough.

My 40km bike ride wasnt bad, It wasnt as fast as my road bike but was certainly fast enough to blow by the weak cyclists. I did get passed by 4 or 5 cyclists which really crushed my ego because I consider the biking my strong leg and this is tge first triathlon ever where I have been passed. Dont be too impressed with that statistic, its only because Im such a slow swimmer :)

Anyway a great race, Im psyched for next year because I know I can break the 3hr barrier.

16 thoughts on “Triathlon Results!!!”

  1. Swim starts are rough, especially when the water is freezing. Awesome to see how far you’ve come since this though!

  2. Fantastic result! I am shocked that you even completed a triathlon with so much muscle mass to carry! Are you posting any action pics?

  3. Proud of you scooby! Way to go can't wait to see the results, thank you for all the help you gives us little guys :)

  4. I'm sure, the 3hr barrier will fall some day =)

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing these results!

    These 4 or 5 passing cyclists have had super light bikes I guess, with your bike they would most likely give it up and, frightened, swim back to the start ;D

  5. Congrats, and the image of you passing numerous bikers on your portable bike with tiny wheels is quite hilarious.

  6. Good job, man! Love it that you're a body builder AND a triathlete. I'm just a triathlete who would like to bulk up a little. Trying to find that ratio of muscle mass/performance… What sort of roadbike do you normally ride? Have fun on you tour!

  7. great Job! From what I've read, and been through myself, its not about the sleep you get the night before, but rather the week before. I did a sprint tri today in Indianapolis on 1 hour sleep.

  8. Scooby, great job! Where was this triathlon? My mates competed in a triathlon race yesterday in Kalmar, Sweden. Did you compete in the same one by any chance?

    Keep it up!
    / Magnus

  9. thats awsome scoobs.. 7 lbs is a chunk to loose. are you gonna take part in more this year? did you start taking the protien during the course of the race??

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