The bike course is just cruel, with four Category One (hardest) climbs that you have to go through twice. I knew it was bad from the previous year, but now I was starting out with legs that were basically cashed.
There is a long, long climb toward the beginning, with switchbacks, followed by a harrowing descent on which I almost missed the first turn. Then there is a bit of a break followed by a sudden and terribly steep hill that is enough to stop you in your tracks, but is over fairly quickly. Then there is another long steep climb on a very narrow road in the forest. That is followed immediately by a turn onto 125 where you hit the same old big climb that has three sort of sub-climbs contained in it.
Then you come into transition, stock up on supplies, and do it again!! Fun Fun!
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
15m 53s min/mile
Two times of the same old out and back on the hills.