After a whole two weeks of feeling under the weather (allergies? colds? I just don't know) and training on the swim for only 1hr every two days, I did a Sprint Distance Triathlon today. 800m swim + 13mile bike ride + 3.1mile run.
I GOT 4TH PLACE OVERALL!!!!! I was second out of several hundreds out of the water. Of course, I won my age group (30-34)
To think: I was going to drop out of the race yesterday because I was so darn congested that I couldn't rest or train. I was sure I'd fall apart. Instead, I went out hard, and kept it going. The two guys that passed me were 20-something college triathletes. It was great. My wife was there from the 7:35am start to the 8:45am finish.
A friend of mine, who is also vegan, did the race with me, and he got 5th overall in the swim (he and I were HS swim captains together), and he finished 12th overall, and he got 3rd in our age group. Rock on vegan athletes we dominated the 30-34yo men today!!