My racing season came to an end on Saturday with the Racing Underground OWS at Boulder Reservoir. It was a great low key event and I happened to run into some folks from the Jeffco Aquatic Masters, Arvada Tri Club and Beginner Triathlete.
I finished in 48:36, which was just off my goal time of 45 minutes. I found out later that day that only 18 seconds separated 3rd-4th-5th in my age group. I would have pushed a little harder as 18 seconds is trivial on a swim of that distance. I swam well, but my sighting was off. I goggles fogged up some and I will definitely make a point of cleaning them prior to any race situation. Foggy goggles are not a big deal in the pool.
Overall, I am thrilled with the season. I trained and raced well. Most importantly I did not have any injuries. It was also a good learning year with regards to training with purpose. I got a lot out of swimming on send-offs rather than breaks. I am starting to reconsider the intensity with respect to running as well. I only did one track workout, but I recently did a tempo run as well. I need to improve my cycling base, before increasing the intensity of cycling workouts.