Tejas Sprint Triathlon
Sugar Land, TX - June 2, 2013
600 M Swim, 12 Mi Bike, 3 Mi Run.
11:17 Swim (1:43 / 100 M)
Chose to Stop Bike Leg due to Weather
23:57 (7:59 min/Mi)
Again, I was not ready for this race. But signed up the week before, just to have fun.
The swim was fine. My shoulder felt good.
As I got to T1, it started raining. I quickly got my bike and off I went.
Within a few minutes, the skies opened up and it just poured! It was raining so hard, I could barely see. Puddles were forming everywhere. The situation was getting very unsafe (I was wondering when they would be calling the race).
About 3 miles in, we had to make a right turn at an intersection. As I got near, I started breaking, and my brakes didnt work (this was the first time having my Carbon Clinchers in wet situation). I couldnt slow down. I went straight through the intersection. Thank God the car to my right was stopped and didnt start going through, or I would have hit it.
After that, I decided it wasnt worth risking an accident. I turned around and rode back slowly.
For exercise, I decided to do the run. I actually did pretty well (for my lack of training). I was able to maintain a good pace throughout. I was happy with that.