Got this time from my Garmin and I probably didn't start it until a few minutes into the bike. Official results don't have the split times broken out.
Beautiful course through Sonoma County's wine country. Lots of up and down rollers a big hill at about mile 47. But I did it. Got out of the saddle at the end and pushed up the hill. THe vols at the top sure helped me. They were yelling, this is the top, come on. I got up out of the saddle and pushed it. I rode pretty conservatively the first half as per my coaches instructions. Ate religiously every 10 minutes and/or drank cytomax and carbo pro. I figure I ate 800-900 cals on the bike and I was really hungry. I stopped drinking about 20 minutes before I got to T2. There were great wineries we passed, beautiful rolling hills, with vineyards lining the course, big old trees that provided much needed and welcome shade, two lane winding roads and not too much traffic. Some of the roads could be patched and I missed a hole once or twice. There were also some drop offs on the side, that I had to be careful of. Talked with a few people as we rode past each other. One of my VB friends and I chatted a while. I tried to keep my cadence at 85-90 most of the time and spin so my legs would be as fresh as possible for the Chalk Hill and of course the run.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
10m 17s min/mile
Again, from my Garmin. I set laps for a few miles and the slowest mile was a 10:40 pace. That was in the middle where I had a few moments.
Mostly two lane country type of road. Passed moo cows, sheep being sheared, baaaa and horses and one or two dogs.Tree coverage on some of the run. Aid stations every mile stocked with great stuff and great vols. A couple of long gradual hills that were challenging but nothing I wasn't use to from running during training near by house.
Course was one full loop of about 8.5 miles and then you ran by the finish line, paralleling it and then out again for another 4.5 miles.