If you read my raceday post, http://runningbrothers.com/744/race-day-los-alamitos-race-on-the-base/, you will know that I was trying to beat my distances in all of the areas of The Race on the Base Triathalon from last year.
Here are my results from the 2010 Race on the Base:
Clock Time: 1:21:25.9
Gender Racers: 437; Gender Place: 296; Percentile 32.2 %
All Racers: 762; All Place: 380; Percentile: 50.1%
Times for each section:
- 3.1 Mile Run = 23:49.5
- T1 = 1:53.2
- 12 Mile Bike = 47:54.7
- T2 = 2:47.1
- 200 Meter Swim = 5:01.2
Are you eager to see how much I improved . . . if at all? Here are my 2011 Race on the Base results.
Clock time: 1:21:50.7
Age Group Racers: 77; Age Group Place: 32; Age Group Percentile: 58.4 %
All Racers: 826; All Racers Place: 227; All Racers Percentile: 72.5%
- 3.1 Mile Run = 24:19
- T1 = 1:02
- 12 Mile Bike = 49:39
- T2 = 2:20
- 200 Meter Swim = 4:28
I improved by 33 seconds in the pool, but was 30 seconds slower on the run and was 1 minute and 15 seconds slower on the bike. I was a lot faster on my transitions, shaving off 2 minutes and 28 seconds.
Although I did not beat my times in the run or on the bike, my percentile was substantially higher than last year which leads me to believe one of two things, either they made the course slightly larger, or the conditions were rougher this year than last year. The last option is hard to believe though because last year it was raining.
Last year, I finished the race just above the 50th percentile of all races and this year I was higher than 72%, which I am very happy about . . .
I want to eventually become one of the elites and towards the front of the pack, but know that it takes time and I am improving substantially and will continue to do so if I stick to my plan.