|Picture of Race Site|
The next morning we got up at 6:30 threw down some breakfast and headed to the race sight for a 9 am start (another reason I love Xterra, late start!). I was feeling weird that morning, this race almost felt like I was doing my first triathlon again. There are just enough variables between Xterra and road triathlon that I had to rethink race strategy. For example in transition I’d normally have my shoes pre-clipped into my bike pedals. I’d run into transition, grab my bike, run out, execute a flying mount and be off pedaling saving precious seconds by not having to stop to put bike shoes on. In Xterra though there is no nice smooth and straight road to allow you to slip your feet in your shoes while pedaling. I opted to leave my shoes on the ground and put them on then mount the bike to pedal.
|After the Race, we all survived!|