This race was awesomely difficult.
Based on the pre-race info sessions, my mantra was:
Swim Fast, Run Fast and Don’t Die on the Bike.
If it had been my first race, it might have been my last.
700m swim – I rocked it.
Finish time 2:33:11
Melanie McQuaid, winner of the championship race (same course-twice the distance) said, “I thought this was one of the hardest XTERRA races ever.”
When asked if he had to get off his bike, Conrad Stoltz, male winner of the championship race said, “three times voluntarily and once involuntarily.”
Glad it wasn’t just me.