2 loop rectangle with lots of buoys for easy sighting. Counterclockwise with a tiny beach run between the two loops.
73F / 23C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
112 miles |
First loop in 3:07:09, second loop in 3:06:34 (happy with a negative split!)
I did about 21mph on the downhill segments they gave us lap data for and a bit over 15mph on the uphill segments.
Average HR: 149 bpm (I was aiming for 154, so I'm pretty happy with that)
Average cadence: 83 rpm, but unfortunately my cadence/speed sensor died about an hour and a half in, so I don't have as much data as I would like from the bike. It said my max speed was 49.6 mph, but I'm not sure I believe it given it died shortly after that. I didn't feel like I was going quite that fast down those hills, but who knows.
2 loops. Lots of downhill at the start, a bit of rollers in the middle and a fair amount of uphill at the end of each loop. Overall a gorgeous and enjoyable course to ride. For the most part the roads were pretty smooth, but parts of the downhill segments were pretty rough. I felt like I should have been on a mountain bike the way my head was rattling around on one stretch of the downhill.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
10m 57s min/mile
Average HR: 142 bpm (was aiming for more like high 150s, but with the walking it averaged out low)
8:34/mile for the first 3 miles before I started fading to 10s, with 5 miles at 13:38/mile in the middle before getting back into a groove (okay let's be serious, it was more of a shuffle at the end, but it felt pretty good!)
Pretty course with plenty of aid stations and lots of cheering fans. There was 1 long out and back and 1 shorter out and back. The first out and back was brutal: long, straight, a little hilly, and hardly any spectators, the second out and back was much nicer.