1st segment (1.2 miles): 33:23 HR AVG 155
2nd segment (1.2 miles): 35:39 HR AVG 145
Started tied for 1st place (overall). Finished in 569th (overall).
Tempe Town Lake looks more like a river than a lake. It's relatively narrow, but is ready-made for a triathlon swim - spectators can follow the entire swim race by simply walking along the shore. While the water is very murky (you can barely see your hand in front of you), the cool water (about 64 degrees in 2005), is very pleasant to swim in!
70F / 21C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
112 miles |
FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 36 mi. (3:15:49) 18.27 mph Avg HR 152
SECOND BIKE SEGMENT 37 mi. (5:26:22) 17.00 mph Avg HR 155
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 39 mi. (7:42:26) 17.20 mph Avg HR 141
TOTAL BIKE 112 mi. (6:24:49) 17.46 mph Avg HR 150
Started in 569th place (overall). Finished in 765th (overall).
Strong with gusts
The three-loop - OK, three-loop-and-a-bit - bike course is surprisingly challenging thanks to the many on the course that goes through the city of Tempe and in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community located Northeast of the city.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
15m 29s min/mile
FIRST RUN SEGMENT 3.5 mi. (8:46:49) 15:35/mile
SECOND RUN SEGMENT 8.5 mi. (11:05:24) 16:18/mile
THIRD RUN SEGMENT 8.5 mi. (--:--) --/mile
RUN FINISH 5.7 mi. (14:37:54) 34:01/mile
TOTAL RUN 26.2 mi. (6:45:39) 15:28/mile
Started in 765th place (overall). Finished in 1165th (overall).
A lot of the marathon runs alongside Tempe Town Lake. This has more-than-a-few upsides: the course is very spectator friendly, is cooler because of the proximity to the water, and is also quite scenic.