Wednesday, July 16, 2014

June Lake Triathlon

This past weekend, RiderTurbo busted out a quick triathlon to stay competitive and mix it up:  The June Lake Triathlon near Mammoth Lakes, California. 

Billed as the "toughest race in the most beautiful place."  Olympic distance "plus" consisting of 1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 6.5mi Run.  High altitude hematocrit-builder at 7000-8000 ft elevation.  Hilly time trial bike leg with no drafting and plenty of climbing.  Grueling run with a mix on and off road plus 1100+ft. elevation gain on rocky single track trails. 

Great cross-training for the upcoming Haute Route Alps.  RiderTurbo results: Time 3h 6min. Rank 38/150 overall and 6/13 Men Age 44. Struggled on the swim, strong on the bike, gritty on the run. Just the way it should be given the recent focus on cycling preparation.

All followed by three more days of mountain cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, picnicking, waterfall hunting and frolicking in the mountains with the wife, kids, aunt and nieces!

1500m Swim: 35min
Swim @ 8000 ft. and Gasp for Air!
Ear Plug Out!
40km Bike: 1h 14min w/ Hills
32.2km/h avg speed
Smooth!

6.5mi Run: 1h 14min
Hot, Tough Mountain Trail Run
Ok!

1 comment:

Rider Cah Li said...

Ain't no grease on that kid!!!!