Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm Back!!

Just got in from Hawaii this morning!  What a trip!

The first and best news - I finished the Lavaman!  

I finished in less then 5 hours, and wonder of all wonders I wasn't last! :)  As I had expected my best event was the swim - I was pleased to find myself in the middle of the pack :)  and I did the 1 mile swim (and the run to transition) in 39:32.

My transitions were LONG - but they were intentionally long.  I took my time and made sure I was ready before heading out - T1 = 10:46

Unfortunately, terrible headwinds made the bike a torture session.  They said after these were the worse conditions they had ever had for Lavaman.  I had planned on the bike taking 2 hours and with the conditions was actually pleased to come in at 2:10:54

Again I made a slow transition.  I really do think I was trying to put off the inevitable - that 6 mile run.  T2 - 11:36 I promise a more detailed race report when I've had more then 4 hours sleep :)  but let's just say my plan to keep a 15 min/mile pace went out the window and I was just happy to 'crawl' in at 1:46:23

Total time:  4:59:11

I did it!


  1. Congrats, Triathlete!!! I am very happy for you! Woo Hoo!

  2. I am proud of you, Triathlete Shawn. Well done! Hope it is great memories for you. Art

    PS: I did a mission moment this week for our tri-team during their swim. I really think I need to learn to swim, find the cash for a bike, and do a tri next year for TNT!

  3. Congrats on the finish. I saw some pics from someone else that also raced - it looks like some of the official pics are pretty sweet!

    Looking forward to the deets.

  4. Great job Shawn, so proud of you!

  5. CONGRATS TRIATHLETE SHAWN! Now, time to recover and get ready to train for the next one! =)

  6. Yay!! What an accomplishment! So are you hooked now??? going to dig in and read all about the race, but great job!!