Monday, March 28, 2011

Capitol 10K

For my fourth race in the past six weeks, I raced in the Capitol 10K today. Unlike those others, I had actually planned on racing in this one for a while. As the largest 10K in Texas (this year over 23,000 runners), I figured it was something I should do at least once. Other than having to weave through a lot of people, it was a good race and I felt good running it. I followed my planned pace (first half ~8:30, second half ~8:00) and wound up with a time I'm pretty happy with, 50:55.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blue Norther' Duathlon

About a week and a half ago, my co-worker/enabler IM said she was doing the Blue Norther' Duathlon in Seguin (held today) and that I should sign up. Since I didn't have any plans, I figured "What the heck?" and registered. Held at Texas Lutheran University, the race consisted of a 5K run (twice around the campus), a 14-mile bike on country roads, and the same 5K again. As the first race on my new bike, it went pretty darned well. If only I could run faster, I might have at least seen the really fast people. I finished with a time of 1:37:01, but at least one person had finished by the time I got out of T2 (transition from the bike to the second run).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Bicycle

I had been kicking around the idea of "upgrading" from my aluminum road bike to a carbon triathlon bike for a while. Since I came into a little bit of cash recently, I figured "What better time?" I started just looking, and I really liked the Felt bikes, mainly because they seemed to offer the best components for the price. Just looking at them, and talking with some people, it seemed as though there wasn't a whole lot of objective difference between the various manufacturers' tri-bikes.