Anyone who reads my blog knows I can be pretty hard on myself so let me say before anyone starts reading into the comments to follow that I am pretty happy with my overall result. My overall time was 1:47:36 which is almost exactly 11 minutes better than last year. Goal was 10, obnoxious goal was 15. I shaved everywhere including the transitions.
I'm not real happy with either run - both were faster than last year, but I truly thought I was going faster than what the overall times came out to. run 1 was done in 25:22 (27:01 last year) and run 2 was done in 27:34 (29:40 last year). I had a real hard time getting my HR up on the runs - it was humid which seems to prevent me from getting my HR up, but I always wonder if I am not making myself suffer enough. I even played head games with myself on the second run to try to get myself to go faster - there was one particular guy I was trying to beat and I knew I was in front of him since I passed him on the bike. I kept telling myself on the run that he was going to catch me - I still could not get my HR up - it was barely over 150 and sometimes under. By the way I beat him by about 30 seconds.
The bike course is relatively hilly and there is a lot of cornering so it is pretty technical. This favors me as I notice that a lot of people are tentative on the downhills and the corners - I take a lot of time here. I averaged about 20 which I feel is good considering the terrain and technical aspects of the course. I definately felt yesterday's TT in my legs, but once again this is a minor race so I will not question the Masters motives.
Here is the thing that really aggavates me - I was 196th on the first run, 174th on the second run and 64th on the bike - This really frustrates me.
Running drills tomorrow!