The Luck of the Irish triathlon in The Colony took place just a week after the Fresh 15. I'm certain I was still carrying some fatigue in my running legs.
I was mainly looking to help one of the athletes I coach Garrett on this on, but I think I was very little help. This was a 300 meter pool swim and Garrett started a few spots behind me and he caught me the last 25 yards which was I was the plan we were hoping for and I attempted to jump on his feet, I tried anyways. I knew I had to pick it up pace then.
I still beat him just out of transition. As we we're grabbing our bikes, I said, "Let's roll." We got rolling fast on the bike, switching positions back and forth 2 or 3 times. Soon though after the second right hand turn Garrett was pulling away and I couldn't keep up anymore. Garrett smoked the bike course averaging 26.5 mph and I was at 25.9 mph. He had caught the really fast swimmer as he came off the bike and I was soon right after. I caught the fast swimmer guy, about a half mile into the run and I thought, Garrett and I were 1 and 2. Little did I know a couple of the Brian Loncar guys that had started later were moving a little faster than I was.
We paid the price on the run with less than stellar run times but Garrett secured the 1st overall male win and I ended up 4th overall and 2nd in my age group. It was a fun race experience and well-run experience by Play Tri.
|Handful of Fly Tri Racing athletes made it out to this one.|
|2nd in the 30-34, at least Philip is a nice dude.|