Well, this past weekend was my third attempt at the Xterra Beaver Creek Triathlon (sport course). Once again, it was a lot of uphill slogging through the dirt trails at Beaver Creek. Yes, the Denver Chiropractic Center Triathlon Team is still going strong.
I haven’t been training as hard as I should be, primarily because I’ve been seeing so many of you in the office. That’s a good thing.
Despite the fact that I’ve dropped 15 pounds this year, lightened up the bike, bought a new wetsuit that seems to float more than the old one, and actually got a decent night of sleep before the race- I still managed to finish 3 minutes slower than last year.
I actually clocked my fastest swim ever, then managed to completely stink up the bike course. It’s that damn 2200 feet of climbing over the first 3 or 4 miles. Crushes me every year. I think it was steeper this year, like the mountains are growing or something. I did get spooked by a deer who launched himself in front of me, so that was exciting. I don’t remember too much about the run. Just uphill and back down again.
Oh well. Here I am shortly after the finish. Yes, this was the best picture we got of me (and we got a lot). Somehow I always manage to look like I just survived a sky diving mishap after these races,
Next up for me are Xterra Indian Peaks August 6 (at Eldora, although I may go to an ART seminar instead, depends on how I do on the bike course pre-ride this Sunday). Xterra Lory August 27, and October 9 – The Bear-It-All Off Road Triathon to benefit Childrens’ Hospital in Bear Creek Lake Park. Should be fun.
Needless to say, I was pretty sore after the race, mostly in my legs. So here are 5 great ways you can keep your legs mobile and happy. Here’s the video: