This course seemed to open up much better than my last race, not sure why. Sighting was much better, so maybe I found fewer swimmers. Started out pushing fairly hard, then settled into a nice rythmn.
82F / 28C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
56 miles |
Golden Cheetah showed aerobic decoupling at 12%. Not good, unless this was due to hills.
Course was pretty well marked, and traffic control worked well at intersections. A couple exceptions in the last few miles, a four way stop intersection that had no one regulating traffic. The last few miles were fairly rough, and the mountain bike background came in handy.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
09m 33s min/mile
Felt like a negative split, but it was more of a bucket-split; faster at beginning and end. Some of this may have been from hills.
2.3 mi 2.3 mi 18:05 3:42:15 7:51/mi
6.5 mi 4.2 mi 41:53 4:24:08 9:58/mi
8.8 mi 2.3 mi 25:10 4:49:18 10:56/mi
13.1 mi 4.3 mi 40:00 5:29:18 9:18/mi
Two "loops", consisting of out an backs, so a spectator would see someone four times. A long, steep hill after the first mile. Good water/nutrition stops.