I surprised myself with a second place finish overall for women. The race started out with the usual fast bike on the road out of Franconia where I gained time by hanging with the front group of guys (thanks to training with the SDBC “A” ride). The mountain bike section was tough for me and I fell twice. The swim was refreshing. The climb up Cannon went so much better for me this year than the previous three. I was able to climb strong with a light run for about half of it. I got passed by the pro triathlete handily – she broke the course record and finished nearly 8 minutes ahead of me. My time: 1:26:23.
Here’s the link to the Top Notch Triathlon 2012 Overall Winners. The first place woman beat the third placed man!