I will add more pictures from Dad's camera, I haven't looked at them yet. Red Rock's results are not loading, so these times aren't exact:
SWIM: 58 minutes, big disappointment, huge disappointment, I really thought my swim was getting better and that is much slower than IMAZ 2010. I didn't have any panic but I was wearing my new goggles with the blue tint. The defogger didn't work and the glare of the sunrise was literally blinding, I know I lost some time clearing my goggles and trying to see where I was, but I am not sure I lost 8 minutes, my goal was 50 minutes--in the pool every morning now. I did learn a new trick from the fun ladies in my wave, I was trying to adjust the shoulder of my wetsuit and this lady told me to have Dad blow in my sleeve, seriously this is cool he blew in the cuff of my sleeve, the whole arm puffed up and it felt much better. So, lessons learned 1) Wear my old tried and true mirrored goggles 2) Use spit for defogger 3) Make sure you have hubby or a really good friend to blow up your wet suit sleeve!
T1: I gave myself 10 minutes in T1 in my goals, a hefty amount of time, but it made for nice round numbers, I wanted to be out of T1 by 8:00 am, with my bad swim I hurried in T1 and was out in 3-4 minutes, putting me a little past my original goal, I am happy with T1
BIKE: 3:47 This is a pretty flat, fast course but it has a lot of turns and turnarounds. My goal was 4 hours which would be an average speed of 14. It's a three loop course, my first loop average was 16, second 15.5, I'm not sure what my final loop was (Garmin probs, as usual) but my overall average was 14.7. I was disappointed I couldn't keep up the 16, it got hot, and a little windy, but overall pleased. IMO the Soma course is harder than IMAZ. IMAZ has less turns and you have that nice straight shot up and down the Beeline. Slower than my IMAZ time even with wind, I'm hoping the problem is just the turns, right!
T2: I was happy to be off my bike, I enjoyed all the honks and waves of encouragement from those driving away from the race, when I still had a half marathon to run! T2 was 3-4 minutes also, which is better than I thought it would be, I couldn't stand and change my shoes so I plopped down and took my time. Hit the porty on the way out and I was off.
RUN: My goal was to run a 2:30 half, I was not even close, I think I ran about 3:01 :( I had no legs when I started and finally about half an hour in I was rolling, from that point on I picked up my pace. On the second loop I found Linda and we walked and chatted for awhile. It was hot but the aid stations rocked, I filled my jersey with ice front and back at every station, one station had pirates and home made cookies, the volunteers were awesome.
FINISH: I revised my finish goal during the race from 7:30 to 8:00, when I came in the clock said 8:32, I was close. Craig met me near the finish and picked out a "not today" for me, she was walking but was significantly ahead of me, I didn't think I could do it without barfing, but what the heck, I gave it my best shot and passed her. And there was Annette, cheering me on at the finish!!! On the way home when I checked my results 7:59!!!! (I wouldn't have made it without my "not today"). My wave was the last wave, 30 minutes after the first, and apparently it started 2 minutes late! Fifth out of 7 in my age group, I'll take it!