Saturday, June 30, 2012

Xterra Arkadelphia

That's not really the name of the event, but I have issues with purposely mispelled words.  So, I am renaming this event.  Results can be found here.

This is the second year I have raced here so the course was familiar.  However,  the bike course was changed.  It was two 5.5 mile loops with a two mile section of road to start and finish.  Coming off a solid race at Eureka Springs I had high hope for this race, really wanted my first podium finish.

Fancy digs right on the lake and 10 minutes from the race start.


There were actually two triathlons going at the same time, a sprint road tri and the Xterra.  Unfortunetly,  the Xterra swim started as wave three of the day so I had to swim through 20-30 swimmers.  I was good training for me and I can definetly say that I have made great improvements with my open water swimming.  Out of the water in 16:47 for the 880yds, 1st in my AG.


This time I had my nutrition taped to my top tube(last race I forgot my gels at T1).  Overall I am pleased with my bike.  I had a bit of a drop mid way through the first lap, but I found my legs for the second lap.  15 miles in 1:28.


Again, I am pleased with the run I did.  3.5 mile in 34 minutes

Overall, I missed the podium for my AG by less than 7 minutes and first by 12.  Loved the course and i am going back in October for the Epic.

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