Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quick Update: Great Training Race!

I stuck to my plan to use the Florida Challenge half iron tri as a training race but nearly everything went better than I expected so I ended up finishing in 6:23:28 instead of the 7 or so hours I thought I would. I also got second place in my age group, unbelievably.

There were only 9 of us, though, and the really fast ones that were there last year decided to do something else today. Am I the only one who looks up previous year's race results?

More details to follow soon. Need to get some sleep before a flight tomorrow morning!

27 comments:

Petraruns said...

Well done! Sometimes no pressure makes for a great performance... Have a safe journey.

Shannon said...

Nope, your not the only one who looks up previous years times. Have a nice trip.

Wendy said...

Extremely well done, Shirley!

Safe travels.

Jenny Davidson said...

Yes, good work!

Susan said...

Wow! That is awesome! I can't wait to hear more.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WoooHooo! Awesome!!

I'm convinced that some of the best race results happen when we don't place high expectations on ourselves. I think everyone does better when they are relaxed.

Road Warrior said...

Congratulations, Shirley! You never cease to amaze me.

skoshi said...

Just getting caught up.
REALLY nice post from Dr. Dave, and always nice to read about such a great partnership.
Really nice job on the Floridean race! Looking forward to the race report and pictures.
That bike looks hard.

Cliff said...

wooohoo 2nd place AG..good stuff :)

Stef said...

Congrats Shirley! Look forward to hearing more about it.

MarathonChris said...

Wow, great job!!! Looking forward to the details. I would like to see how much your improved swimming helped your overall performance!

Travel safe!

Brittany M. said...

Great job for just training!! And no...I look up past year results too! ;) It's that type A thing...

Maddy said...

Even I look up past results, always hoping...

Congratulations on your race and your 2nd place age group finish! That's just awesome!

Safe travels and I look forward to more details!

lizzie lee said...

Congratulations... !!! That's a lot of minutes off the original expectations..

Yes, no pain at all in my legs, feet, or any part of my body. I feel today like if I went to the park yesterday to feed the birds. Not even a sense of a 20-miler, nothing, what maybe is telling me that I have more juice to put on the race??? What do you think?

KodaFit said...

All the really fast ones did something else... except for you I guess!!

Nicely done! Way to tear it up!

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Good race and a good time. Now you can rest up a little and get ready for the "real race" within the next two weeks or so.

Gotta Run said...

That is GREAT!!! You are one machine girl!

Love your previous post. Left a comment on it as well.

Looking forward tot the details of your race.

Brent Buckner said...

You totally rocked it!

*aron* said...

amazing job!!!! you are so awesome :)

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations, that's awesome!

akshaye said...

Congratulations! That's great.. Cant wait for the full report!

peter said...

Congratulations on a splendid finish. No need to look up last year, each yerar's finish is its own competition. We all do it though, I took 3rd in a race once (7th actually) and I went way back and figured that any other year I would have been out of the running. It makes you believe in luck.

Calyx Meredith said...

Yay Shirley! Smashing your goal, finishing second in your age group - not bad at all for a training race!

Steve Stenzel said...

NICE JOB!! Way to go, Shirley!!

Karen said...

Great job! Wow!

And no, you are not the only one who looks up last years' results.

;)

cindy said...

Way to go!!! Very well done, Shirley :-)

Judi said...

Good job!!