I had a total blast. Training with a group of people is so awesome because even though it's an individual sport it's like you have a huge team there with you. I got to rack my bike with all my friends and hang out with them before and after the race. They all did so awesome it was just the neatest thing.
I learned a lot from doing my first race and I am glad I did one before Danskin. I need to position myself better for the swim start, and I can push myself a little harder on the bike and I can still run. I'll actually attempt to do faster transitions. This time I just kind of meandered in and changed and went to the next thing, probably can improve those.
Here are all of my stats.
I finished pretty much in the middle of the pack. Totally fine for me with not much training yet and my first time! I had a great time!
Overall place: 170/323 finishers
Age group place (35-39): 41/72
Total time: 1:19:54
Swim 300m (I had a rough time in a crowd at the start of this that really slowed me down)
Bike 11 miles (Probably could have gone a little harder, I was scared to burn out for the run)
pace: 14.4 mph
Run 2 miles (Dont think I could have improved a whole lot on this in my current shape, I was starting to get tired)
pace: 10:04 / mile
I might just stick with this sport for a little bit, it seemed so impossible to me and just the fact that I could finish this short one felt great!! I hope to post some pics soon if I get some.
ETA: One of my funny memories was being hungry enough to eat the giant free cheeseburger they were giving away and then realizing I had just eaten a giant cheeseburger at 10am.