J-Hawk Early Bird 2011

Took the swim pretty relaxed, no rush on the swim.  Got taken to school by a couple high school kids and towed the last 75 yards for a VERY VERY easy float into T2 “ ~5:50 @ touch.

I intended to keep the real time watts +- 300, but tempered with the reality of the potential for a tactical ride (which never arrived).  Average ended up @ 278, with a normalized power of 288 “ mount to dismount.  Pretty much identical to my last four races here in terms of power “ about 1:40 slower than last fall due to the wind.  It was definitely the windest conditions I’ve ever had to race (and possibly even ride) in “ time/power was lost in a lot of the turns to keep from getting whipped around.  Did I mention the wind was horrible?

Best run on this course by 15 to 20 seconds “ mostly sheltered by the wind, but a couple exposed sections.  20:08 (~6:29) for a cross country 5k. 6:14/6:35/6:35/change.

Quick Thoughts on the Triple T

This past weekend marked my 5th completion of the Triple-T in 6 attempts.  I’ll post a more detailed race report in a bit after I get it written up, but I have some brief thoughts.

Matt and I ended up as the third place overall Male team.  When you consider the level of competition at the race, that’s a pretty solid result.  This race keeps getting faster and faster.

Matt earned the BAMF of the year award from me.  I am in awe of how deep he dug on Sunday to keep moving – it was truly heroic.  Someday songs will be sung about that run.

My buddy Nick crushed it.  I learned a bunch about him that I never suspected – even though I spent 3 years of college swimming doing dry-land workouts with the guy.