Here is our outing. As usual, blue is speed and red is (my) heartrate. Maybe you could complain that peaking at 175 is a touch low, but remember I had to keep some reserve for thinking. The three pre-race peaks were 20-stroke bursts; pleasingly, we managed to beat that on the (rolling) start. From there is is hard to see the details and the Garmin site is really rubbish for analysis, so it needs downloading. I think I may have to write my own prog to do this properly, but in the meantime:
Split# Split time Dist Avg Speed Split (calc) 11 00:02:03 0.50 14.5 12 00:01:51 0.50 16.1 1:51.8 13 00:01:53 0.50 15.8 1:54.0 14 00:01:57 0.50 15.3 1:57.6 15 00:01:57 0.50 15.4 1:56.9 16 00:01:08 0.29 15.4
That first one isn't much use for the speed, because it include the idle speed before the start itself. And the last one is probably contaminated with post-finish time. But the middle shows a fair speed.
On garmin connect: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/53169
Results are in: 10:02 (sooo close to sub-10). Beaten in IM3 by Lea (9:30, so not close) and Hills Road / Cantabs (9:54, so within reach). The IV was 11:24 (apparently some slightly dubious otter-hunting went on) and the ladies VIII another minute adrift. Ohhhh... but Lea were in the BR (British Rowing? Anyway, visitors) category. So Cantabs won. We need another 8 seconds, which is between 1 and 2 points off our split, it being a 2600m race. We would have won the novice category by 1 sec, though, had we been in it. Though if we had been we wouldn't have had Andy S, so would have been more than a second slower.