Beach swim around the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Start in corral on beach adjacent to the Boardwalk. At start of wave, run into the water (very little chop/surf), swim around the end of the wharf (wharf on the right side) and out of the water adjacent to the hotel.
Some kelp/seaweed (near the shore) and sea lions in the water.
59F / 15C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
24.85 miles |
Out and back along Highway 1 to Davenport. Undulating course with modest up and downhills. No really big or steep hills. Very scenic ride and weather was perfect with only a little breeze.
Getting to highway 1 via city streets is flat and fast. On the return a little detour along Natural Bridges is a narrow, somewhat rough road.
Having the bike-course start with a steep incline out of transition is not ideal, but making people walk the incline in both directions is smart to avoid pile-ups/crashes.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06.21 miles |
09m 17s min/mile
Course exited Transition and went up short steep incline to meet Cliff Drive alongside the finish. Course was picturesque, along the walking path on top of the cliffs - undulating a little, so some slope variation without any hills. Really a fantastic course.