Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LA Tri

Hey friends,
We had a couple of triclub members competing in the LA triathlon this weekend. Swim conditions were unbelievably difficult, with a 3-4ft swell in the water and some solid 15kt onshore winds kicking up a lot of chop. Age groupers and pros alike had a tough time getting out to the first buoy, and sighting the next buoy was nearly impossible through all the chop. Lots of saltwater was swallowed, and the lifeguards stayed busy.

Steve Vass posted a 2:58:01 - good enough for 2/7 in the M60-64 division. Nice!

My coach and I thought it was time for me to race with the big boys, so I entered in the Elite division. I was fully prepared to be humbled by the competition, but it turns out that my butt-kicking came from my old friend the ocean. Swim: 29:37 (21/24), Bike: 1:01:29 (1/24), Run: 37:40 (8/24), overall: 2:12:30 (14/24). I'm still a crappy swimmer compared to my run and bike, but the conditions really threw me into a crappier-than-usual day. At least I know what I need to work on in the offseason.

That wraps up the season for most of us. Jeff and I have one more stop at 70.3 world championships in Clearwater, FL on Nov. 14th. Wish us luck.


Jeff said...

You have mad bike skillz.

Oliver said...

pretty quick on the bike scott