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Race Result

Racer: Charles Barnes
Race: Kinetic Half
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Race Type: Triathlon - Half Ironman
Age Group: Male 40 - 44
Time: 5:27:30
Comment: If an HIM can be considered lazy, this was it.

Race Report:

This was a training race, but I still lacked focus and grit necessary for this kind of event. Standing on beach before race, I remember thinking I don't feel like this today. Oh well.

Great swim (for me) despite wind and chop. Drank too much lakem stomach feeling it.

T1, fast and unremarkable

5min into bike...BBBBUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRP! Belched like I had just chugged a can of coke. Much better. Thankfully lake water isn't carbonated. Jammed the first part of the bike. Somewhere about halfway, I dropped my focus and competitive spirit. Speed slowed. I noticed the scenery, steadily moved backwards. Bike split was still better that last year on an ill fitting bike.

T2 normal

Run. Started slow to pace myself and never sped up. I occassionally tried to get to get pace down to somewhere near normal cruising speed, but it just didn't stick. Found myself walking for no real reason. Plodded through and finished eventually. If an HIM can be considered lazy, this was it.

5:27:30. 1min slower than year before.