The race started in three waves: Wave 1 was men younger than 40, wave 2 was men older than 40, and wave 3 was all women. My goal this race was to simply not get "chicked" by the women starting 5 minutes behind me. Some may better my time, but I didn't want to get passed.
Overall, I think I had a decent performance.
The Swim (.2 mi) 7:49 128th 2:26 pace
Slow, as I expected. Not much to say, except training does actually help...
I easily found my stuff, mainly due to my TMat Pro, with it's dayglo yellow color. I might have shaved 20-30 seconds, but that takes practice.
The Bike (9.5mi) 26:55 45th 21.2mph avg
I liked the course. It was smooth and fast and I was passing people the whole time (and was passed as well).
The Run (3.1 mi) 22:53 57th 7:23 pace
I should have been faster on the run, but I had a stitch for about half of it, and didn't get into a groove until the last mile. I was then ready to hammer it over a longer distance, just too late.
13/33 in age group (m45-49)
I know I can shave time from this race. Next year...
And I didn't get "chicked."