Confessions of a taper brained triathlete....
I have been stressing myself out about making the cutoffs this upcoming weekend because of the clock time in this picture.
For my non-triathlete friends, we have 16 hours & 30 minutes from the time we enter the river until we cross the finish line (with other intermittent cutoffs throughout the day on both the bike & run) or our time doesn't count and we are listed as a DNF.
I have been told a good estimate of your IM finishing time is to take your HIM time, double it, and add an hour. Do you see what the problem is in this flawed logic of mine? 8:02, doubled, plus an hour is 17:04.
And this is where my dumb taper brain comes in...do I look like a Pro? An Elite? Nope, because I am not. When did that clock start? That's right...when the pro's started. When did WE actually start? Nearly an hour later. Taper brain, it's a thing.
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