GMC Tri Series Doha Race 2 (Sprint)
The weather on the race morning was perfect, with a temperature around 18 degree Celsius. This helped me a lot especially on the run. The participation though was a little bit less than the first race maybe because there was another race, a dualthon being held the same time in Duheil and the Aspire Aquathon Race 2 the next day.
I was relaxed and focussing on the correct swimming technique and was breathing on both sides after every third stroke for hurmm one third of the distance. Then I went back to my old habit of just not drowning style. I finished the 500m in 13:11 and tired. Though I was happy to just finish the swim, I was not very pleased with the timing. It was way slower than my PB for 500m swim which is 11:49 (Aspire Aquathon 1.2.2013).
|20km ride (Photo courtesy of Doha Runners)|
|T2 Photo courtesy of Lolita Poniman #Pelaristyloyo|
|Run (Picture courtesy of Lolyta #Pelaristyloyo)|
I completed my second tri in a total time of 1:20:35 placing 27th out of 61 individual finishers. It was a huge improvement from 36th in the first race. I must get my swim sorted if I want to take this new sport seriously and register for the race no 3 next month.
Result in detail:
Swim: 13:11 Rank 54/61
Bike: 44:29 Rank 40/61
Run: 21:42 Rank 6/61Total: 1:20:35 Rank 27/61