Its a 1.9k swim so I want to go the same if not faster than last time. Anything in the range of 29:30 will make me happy though.
The bike course depending on where you look is 86.5 or 87k. For this I want to go 2:30. I don't know if this is possible because I hear its rolling hills the whole way. How long that means. I'm not too sure. But I'll be out there still giving it my all. I felt good on the run last time, so I think I could burn thru a little more energy on the bike.
Finally, for the run, being a more popular race, I'm hoping for there to be more action on the run than last time where I ran 75% of the half marathon without seeing anyone. If there are more people there. Hopefully someone will come blazing behind me who I can tag onto. Sounds strange hoping someone passes you, but thinking about it, if I am catching up to someone, it is unlikely they will pace me any faster. My run split is also ambitious, but I think highly attainable, I want to go 1:35. This would finish me in 4:35. Now I haven't included transitions here, and being a much larger field, there is a chance that I will need to take 2-3 minute transitions instead of 45 seconds like in Shawnigan. Thats always a wildcard, and not much I can do about that.
So wish me luck. You can follow the progress live here on Sunday morning.