Chisago Half Iron is done! I finished in 5:52:27 which would make me happy except I got confused and couldn’t find my bike in T1. That cost me two minutes and put me 51 seconds slower than my PR. Oh, well. The weather conditions were much worse than last year- strong winds and about 45 minutes of rain on the bike, so I should be happy. I swam the same as last year, biked 3 minutes faster, ran a minute and a half slower, then tanked it in T1.
It was a dumb mistake but I tried my best the rest of the day so I’ll try not to let it bother me. I would never beat myself up over any leg of the race. You get out there and do your best and that is all you can ask of yourself. I just hate that I made a rookie mistake when I am certainly not a rookie. But, I do get lost in parking lots and the mall so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
I finished 4th in my age group, and luckily #3 finished well ahead of me. So a good day in tough conditions! I’m tired. Now I must shower and nap. 

Chisago Half Iron is done! I finished in 5:52:27 which would make me happy except I got confused and couldn’t find my bike in T1. That cost me two minutes and put me 51 seconds slower than my PR. Oh, well. The weather conditions were much worse than last year- strong winds and about 45 minutes of rain on the bike, so I should be happy. I swam the same as last year, biked 3 minutes faster, ran a minute and a half slower, then tanked it in T1.

It was a dumb mistake but I tried my best the rest of the day so I’ll try not to let it bother me. I would never beat myself up over any leg of the race. You get out there and do your best and that is all you can ask of yourself. I just hate that I made a rookie mistake when I am certainly not a rookie. But, I do get lost in parking lots and the mall so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

I finished 4th in my age group, and luckily #3 finished well ahead of me. So a good day in tough conditions! I’m tired. Now I must shower and nap.