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Triathlon Recap: Bassman International Triathlon

April 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·


Over the weekend, I participated in Bassman Triathlon at Tuckerton, NJ. I ranked 170 out of 280 competitors. I was disappointed in my performance because I did not beat my goal, under 2 hours 30 minutes. I lacked experience in open water swimming and did not train sufficiently for biking long distance, 29 miles. However, competing in Bassman Triathlon was an extraordinary experience; I found out my weaknesses and strengths. I look forward to adjust my training routine and improve in my next race, Tri for Our Veterans, on May 24th.

Here’s a look of my journey of the first triathlon in 2008 season:

Bike was taken apart and put in the backseat of Nissan Versa (a rental car).

Keeping my diet light and healthy before the race - low sodium turkey sandwich.

Entrance to the race site. I confirmed my arrival and picked up my number.

The water looked calm before the race. Swimming in open water was ten times more difficult than swimming in a pool.

People were working hard and setting up the stage for the race; the gate was the finish line.

A cheap motel off Route 9, but I slept well.

Transition area. I was one of the earlier birds to be there, at 6 am.

My bike. Picking a good spot on the bike rack is important.

And I was off to the race…

People lining up to load up on carbs after the race. I had one and half bagel with peanut butter and jelly, a plate of beef with vegetables, and a banana. Although I was full after the big meal, I was hungry an hour later.

And the season has begun.

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