Wrightsville Beach Tri take 2
This past weekend, I completed my fourth and final triathlon of the year! Going into this year all I wanted to do was do more tri's so I could find out if I really liked them or not, so I think I can successfully check that goal off. My final one was the same that I did last year- the Wrightsville Beach Sprint Tri- and I improved in some areas and got way worse in some. Let's go over the race!
If you remember from last year, this was the one leg that I was really dreading. I was so nervous about it but I ended up doing way better than I expected. This year I went in with the goal of just going for it and pushing as much as possible because I worked really hard on swimming this year! As soon as we started, I just immediately kicked off and went for my freestyle. Just like last year, the salt water kept me afloat and made it really easy to keep going!
Swim time- 26:26
The transition from swim to bike felt a bit shorter this year- maybe because I was expecting it. I felt pretty tired at this point (mostly from all of the salt water I think) so I took a little longer than usual and got some water, took a gel, and changed into my shoes.
T1 time- 4:35
When I started on the bike, I felt pretty awful! My stomach started to hurt a bit and my legs were sore, but after we made our way out of transition and into the first section of the bike I felt much better. The course is so flat, so I just tried to push in a high gear and was passing so many people!
After we made the final turn, I got hit with a TON of wind. It was blowing so hard that there were a few times that I felt like I was going to tip over! I lowered my gear a bit and just tried to grit through this section and not lose too much time. I kept passing people (including one woman who I kept passing and then getting passed by) so that was also a nice boost. I ended up with just about the same time as last year.
Bike time- 45:12
In the second transition I just grabbed my tri belt with my race number and a gel and got another drink of water. As soon as I ran out of transition my gel fell off my belt so I had to go back a bit to pick it up...great way to start the final leg!
T2 time- 1:22
This is where it all went downhill. My stomach was still bothering me at this point but my legs felt relatively fresh, so I was hoping that after a bit I would feel better. We start the run by doing an out-and-back down a street, where I saw all of my friends doing the race and that helped to give me a boost of energy.