I finally pulled the trigger and signed up for this race. I had to actually, because I’ve been telling people for weeks that I’m doing this race. I was going to make the Music City Triathlon in Nashville my first olympic distance race, but I missed the cheaper price (due to being a procrastinator), and this one was just so much more convenient and CHEAPER!
This race is a 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, and a 10K run. The swim is actually in the canals in downtown Indianapolis. So that should make a very interesting swim. The water is 4 feet deep, and spectators can walk along the swim route cheering you on the whole way. The bike and run course both should be fairly flat (= fast).
Like the title says, this is my first race at this distance, so I’m not expecting to break any records. I do hope to have a decent swim, bike about an average of 18-19 mph, and the run is a crap shoot – let’s say I’m hoping for a 9 min mile average.
My bib # is 348 and my swim start is aprox 7:51. I’m hoping for under 3 hours 🙂 Weather should be nice too! I hear it’ll be about 83 degrees. If you’re in the area, come cheer me on.