My average HR was right at 150bpm once I was able to take a look at it in the first minute on the bike.
I also managed to grab a quick "in stroke" glance at the time on my watch just after rounding the bouy. Since I didn't actually stop to look at it I was only able to catch what the minutes said. While grabbing a breath and doing a little bit longer TI style glide on my side I saw that I was at 16minutes.
Xterra Vortex 3 sleeveless
The course was an out and back in the reservoir. They had put the bouys out in a straight line and you just kept them to your left. Pretty easy to navigate, but like others mentioned (in T1 and in their race reports), I think everyone tends to agree they were short a few hundred meters on the length.
65F / 18C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
56 miles |
I maintained my heart rate around 160bpm during the first 1/3, let it drop to about 150-155 during the second 1/3rd to get more nutrition in and then it went back up to 160-165 during the last 1/3rd since it has the most hills.
The first 1/3rd is rolling hills with an overall altitude decline and has an out and back portion before starting one long loop. Overall the road conditions are average, so you can cruise pretty fast on the way out.
The second 1/3rd is basically flat and a some of it on freshly repaved road, so again another portion where you can take advantage of aero and just go fast.
the last 1/3rd is where you find out who trained to be able to attach hills at the end of their rides. It's rolling hills again with an overall altitude increase.
Just over 1/2 way through the course the road conditions aren't too great, but they get better for the last 1/3rd.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
10m 23s min/mile
My heart rate was staying around 150-155bpm during most of the run.
The course is an out and back around the reservoir. No big hills, but the first (and last) 2-3 miles have a few rollers. The rest seemed really flat.