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Race Result

Racer: Charles Barnes
Race: Eagleman
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Location: Cambridge, MD
Race Type: Triathlon - Half Ironman
Age Group: Male 40 - 44
Time: 6:05:57
Overall Place: 528 / 1059
Age Group Place: 120 / 239
Comment: Uh, so where are my cycling shoes??

Race Report:

I didn't do nearly as well as I had hoped or expected. The key reason was me doing a newbie mistake and forgetting a key piece of equipment: cycling shoes. Since I had fairly large platform Look pedals, I rode the course in my running shoes. Stupid, but its only the 2nd time in 10yrs of doing this I've forgotten something (first was goggles).

Seemed endless, but was actually a very nice swim. I saw nary a jellyfish which surprised.

I wasn't able to maintain my full pace since I couldn't pedal full circles. I did pretty well for about 20mi, but had to keep adjusting my feet after that because of hot foot caused by soft soled shoes. Still, I'm pleased I was able to average 20.3.

I melted. My feet hurt from the bike. The heat did me in. Ice and sprinklers just were not enough. I did run/walk for most of the course, with increasing lengths of walk. I drank at every water station. A change of shoes mid-run would have been glorious. Misery, but I finished.