October 11, 2012

You are faster than you think...

You are faster than you think, quite literally in fact.  As most folks know I did Rev3 Cedar Point full distance triathlon last month and that was my A-race of the year.  It's basically in my new backyard and didn't sell out a year in advance so I thought it would be a good way to test my meddle.

In the original results that were posted to the website after the race (and were up for almost 2 weeks) I was listed as a 9:55:33 overall and a 61:20 for a swim split.  HOWEVER, when I looked just recently again, my time had mysteriously dropped to a 9:52:28... a 3 minute and 5 second difference - all coming out of the swim portion. 

I was initially a little perterbed that I hadn't broken an hour in the swim according to the results (I know - wah waaaaaaah!) But I did a PR for the race and I kind of wanted to find out what my official time was.  So I fired off a little message to Rev3 via facebook and this is the conversation:
So there you have it, there was a glitch with the GPS on the swim start box (whatever that is....) and they adjusted the times.  I'm still not clear about this entire process, but I'll take the 9:52 and the 58 minute swim! (perceived effort felt like I was doing a 49 minute swim over the same distance!)  If anyone from Rev3 or any additional race directors want to chime in about this, that'd be great....

The previous results were up on the website so long that I'm pretty sure Athlinks still has the old ones on the website.  Check them out HERE.  Should probably write them to get this all straightened out, but we'll see what happens.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your race. Jason.