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One of the muddiest and roughest Xterra's I have done. I have the cuts and bruises to show. You know it's a tough race when they give you a Sog Knife as a trophy.

Super fast swim, followed by a muddy slip n slide ride on the Trek Superfly 100 thru the woods, over the bridge and up the hills. To finish it a wet run thru the mud puddles to the finish.

My good friend, Alexander, helped me with the mantra for this race: "Worry about what I can control, effort-pace-focus!"

Now its time for a vacation with family and friends.

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Jesse Tubb and I rode into Xterra Ex2with a plan to pull a Shake in Bake. I went after the Tri Solo to chase more points to qualify for the USA Championship. While Jesse hit the Duathlon to chase a spot on the podium. Lucky it all came together for us. I took 2nd in the age group getting 67 points and Jesse nailed the 1st place spot on the podium.

This was my 3rd Xterra for the season. I was 2nd in the US point standings Atlantic region, only one point behind 1st place. Everything was set for a great race, course was dry, sun was out, the Superfly 100 was looking, and I was feeling fast. That might have just been the 2 large cups of coffee.

On the first lap of the swim I saw some nasty toes go by and knew right way it was Eric Sorensen. I jumped on his toes, knowing he would have a fast pace. I checked my pace time on Suunto t6d on the short run between swim laps. I was a little ahead of pace but felt good. I could not keep up with Eric and was on my own for the 2nd lap.  I hit T1 and jumped on my Trek Superfly 100and was out on the bike. The Suunto bike pod engaged and I was right on pace. I was confident going into the bike as I had done Ex2Aventures 9hr Cranky Monkey race on the same course 2 months earlier. I rode smart and had no problems. A quick dash in and out of T2 I slipped on my K-Swiss Keahou with the Sunnto foot pod. I was running down the 5 remaining miles. I took a moderate  pace for the first 3 miles. As mile 3 to 4 has you scrambling down rock's and crawling backup the other side. Then I opened it up for the run into the finish.

My nutrition was right on. I had a bar at the being of the bike and GU Roctane gel at the end of the bike. On the run I had a GU Roctane at miles 2 and 4. I sucked back a bottle or two of the course Gatorade.

Crossing the finish in 2nd place gave me enough points to be ranked 1st in the Xterra Atlantic region and 13th nationwide.

I found Jesse in 1st for the Duathlon age group and 2nd overall. We could not be happier with how our day went.

Suunto t6d speed & heart rate link

Xterra Rocky Gap July 2011

Xterra Ex2 bike course map link.

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Austin Town Lake Run

Posted by TriFitRacing Feb 16, 2011

When in Austin one must run the Town Lake trail, its a law. At least I think it is. I strapped on my K-Swiss Ultra Ntrl IIwith my Suunto foot pod and got one full lap around the lake. It put me at 10.25 miles.

My plan is to hit it again tomorrow and Friday. I hoping for 35 miles over the 3 days.

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