Sunday I did my second tri in two weeks. The Sylvan Beach Tri was a new race and it was a distance that I have not done before. It was 1K swim, 30K bike and an 8K run. It's not quite an Olympic but longer than a Sprint. This was a good race with one exception. Prior to the race I walked down to swim start with Norma and as were going down the ramp she slipped and I tried to catch her and then I slipped. As I pulled myself together I slipped again. When I slipped I hurt my back, shoulder and head. I'm still feeling the effects today. Next time I fall like that I should probably Walk Away and live to race another day.
As for the race itself I felt it was pretty well run. This was the first race that I have done that had a salt water swim so that was interesting. The water was warm but very choppy. To make matters worse my shoulder was very sore and I was having difficulty making it through the water. After a long swim I made it to shore and I hit the bike course. The course was relatively flat and I averaged 21 mph. The run was also flat but the temperature started to rise so I wanted to hurry so I pressed just a little. The final total was 2:03:49. I'm not sure if that was a good time but I felt pretty good about the race overall.
I am still feeling a little run down but I think I am coming through this funk I am in. I am still planning the Waco Triathlon next month and I feel like I have a better idea on how to better train leading up IM Cozumel.