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Race Result

Racer: David Glover
Race: Quelle Challenge Roth
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Location: Roth, --
Race Type: Triathlon - Ironman
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 8:51:41
Overall Place: 23
Age Group Place: 3
Comment: Quelle Challenge: “Das beste Rennen auf der ganzen Welt”

Race Report:

“Das beste Rennen auf der ganzen Welt.”
- German translation of winner Chris McCormack’s quote, “This is the best race in the whole world.”

I am a happy man. I wanted a personal best time (PR) and I achieved it.

My dream goal for this year was to go under 8:30. I could hit the time (at least on paper) with a 0:52 swim, 4:40 bike and 2:50 run plus a few minutes of fluff added in for transitions and any potential problems that always seem to appear on race day. I hit none of those splits on race day and even finished in a relatively slow (for me) swim of almost 58 minutes – which was not very positive feedback so early in the race. Yet, I took my swim in stride and found my positive “flow” about an hour into the bike, which carried me through most of the race. I suffered greatly on the second half of the run (to be expected) but still maintained a “fast enough” pace to still achieve a PR by a solid margin.

Next for me is Vineman Full (www.vineman.com) on August 4 in Santa Rosa, CA. I want the course record of 8:50. ?

Link to full detailed report with pictures: http://davidglover.net/WordPress/?p=44


David Glover
Personal Web: www.davidglover.net
Business Web: www.enduranceworks.net