Saturday, February 2, 2008

Winter Challenge 2008 Off Road Triathlon

Originally posted on the trailblazers adventure racing forums:

GREAT Event!!! Thanks to Chris and his family for putting this together. the course was killer, the weather was awesome, and I beat my finishing time goal! (by just under 4 minutes). The initial results that were posted had me in 17th place. While not a podium finish, I'm pleased with it since it is only my second event of this type.

I struggled with calf cramping almost all the way through the bike leg of the race. Initially it wasn't bad, and I was able to stretch my calves and I felt better, but around mile 8 it really started getting bad. I lost 3 positions in that eigth mile, but was able call on some reserves to catch the 3rd guy in the final push, and I finished on the rear wheel of the second guy. (famous last words) if I only had another 100 meters.....

I was able to meet up with a couple of trailblazers and chat for a few minutes. Good to meet pedelgrinder and John F (I think that was him).

Hope the guys running the double made it through ok. There was definitely some strong competitors out there.

Again, a great event and I'm already looking forward to next year's!

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