Report and Photo from Xterra Beaver Creek (get ready to laugh) and how to keep those legs loose and happy.

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: