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Total Bullshit

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2010 by brianestover

Or another title could be the BS Call of the Day.

Today was the third race in the Tucson triathlon series. Since this race takes place in a pool there are 10 waves. The RD made a bullshit decision any referee would be proud of. After eight waves had already gone off the RD banned swim skins for the remaining two waves. That’s right, in the middle of a race, the RD said wear them and get DQ’d. Several people in waves 1-7 wore swim skins. The RD basically unleveled the playing field for the fastest two waves of racers. Complete bullshit in my opinion.

I didn’t let that stop me from posting one of my slowest swims ever for this race. No sir. I got lapped not once but twice by the fastest swimmer in my heat. Yikes! But that’s ok. Hopped on the Transition and right away I started reeling people in. In just under 10k I had ridden through the field and into the lead. By the end of the bike I was about 1:15 up on second place. (AP 254/NP260). On the out and back 1.5miles into the run, I saw the gap was :35 on second place and started freaking out. Holy crap that dude was running fast. My mental math told me I was going to get run down if I didn’t pick it up. Took me a few seconds to realize I should double that gap. He was headed out and I was headed back. Bad math skills. I should be spanked.

At the end of the day I won the race, won the 2010 Overall Series Championship and earned some bonus money. And it’s only day 2 of my 3 day weekend!