Clockwise, flat rectangle. Begin in deep water and head left into the sun and fog. Blinding and dark tint was the correct choice for goggles. Back side from turtle to swan offered better sighting but still some fog. At least the buoys were visible. Turn at the swan and back into the sun. Had to keep all buoys on your right except at the end when heading back into shore, the last ones had to stay on your left-to avoid the rocks.
68F / 20C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
55.7 miles |
First 5 miles in about 19 minutes, next 13 miles in 34 minutes.
so at ~mile 18, just prior to the Westernport Wall, I was up to over 20mph average speed to that point.
THAT changed pretty quickly after that...
In the immortal words of Mr. T regarding what his prediction was...
Yeah, savage is appropriate. After the pseudo 18 mile long transition, the pain started and the hills were relentless. Big Savage is longer and steeper than the longest hills I've ever climbed-including Quassy Park in CT which has a 7 mile climb. Killer Miller was remarkable, with all remarks needing to be bleeped out. Even the last named climb, Maynerdier's Ridge, was quite the challenge. Ooooof.
Name Location "Savage" Category Length Avg Grade Max Grade
Toothpick 0.5 mi 4th Savagery 0.25 mi 9% 16%
Westernport 18.5 mi Hors Savage 1.2 mi 12% 31%
Big Savage Mtn 23.4 mi 1st Savagery 2.4 mi 6% 21%
Elk Lick 30.0 mi 4th Savagery 2.8 mi 4% 7%
McAndrews Hill 32.8 mi 2nd Savagery 0.6 mi 9% 19%
Otto Lane 35.1 mi 2nd Savagery 0.6 mi 8% 17%
Killer Miller 38.1 mi Hors Savage 1.3 mi 8% 22%
Maynardier Ridge 43.8 mi 3rd Savagery 0.25 mi 12% 23%
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
10m 06s min/mile
HR stayed pretty steady but was much closer to red-lining than I thought. I really didn't look at it, I just wanted to keep my legs moving and keep it easy.
Double loop course with 2 significant hills and one stretch of a slow, grind up out of transition. The hills are: the campground and the firetower road. Mostly shaded and it didn't get too hot, but you could tell it was warming up.