Another chilly morning that turned into an incredible day in Winder GA this year. Fortunately, the warm days this year leading up to the event helped increase the water temp – unlike last year. It was a bit chilly at first, but perfect with a sleeveless wetsuit.
This is a fast race with a short-ish 10 mile bike, so there is no time to waste. Of course, I fought my wetsuit a bit too long in T1 and then forgot my race belt in T2 – thanks to the T2 official/volunteer for pointing it out to me.
The bike course is a blast with a very minor change this year due to construction at the park. Short ups and downs, curves, some speed. Definitely a great loop. Being dry this year, some of the sandy corners were a bit loose – causing one rider to crash a few feet in front of me.
The run course was the same as last year. It would be a great trail to run with friends sometime, but after swimming and biking it was hard to simply enjoy the trail run. With tired legs, I managed to snag a root and crash somewhere around the middle of the run. ah.. This is Xterra.
April 27, 2019
800m swim, 10m (ish) bike, 4.5m (ish) run