Race: XTERRA First Coast
Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Date: July 24, 2011
Distances: 750m swim, 13mile mountain bike, 5k run
Result: 5th place in division, 11th overall
Products used: GU Roctane and GU Brew, Synergy Syn-Skin, Maxxis Ikon Tires, Jamis Dakota D29 Pro, Rudy Project helmet, Scrub Brakes, Crank Brothers Candy Pedals.
I had originally planned to race at the Offroad Assualt on Mount Mitchell, complete with paying my entry back in March. If you’re not familiar with it, just think of a mountain bike race that includes over 65 miles and 11,000 feet of elevation change. Dan Kimball and I (as usual) both decided to have at it with something a bit different from our usual triathlon season. We had the schedule all laid out, including several pre-rides and training plan. We had it all figured out… except… the fact that I had also scheduled family vacation the same week. Ugh.