The Haiku

by Scott Sambucci, 2 October 2010

Cool swim. Sandy jog.
Cycling with hills and turns. Yikes!
Sun. Hill. Heat. Repeat.

 

The Race

Swim - Besides the .75 mile swim, which is longer than a sprint and long enough to make you pay for poor form, you're out of the water and then run about 400 yards up a lovely sandy incline to transition.  Fortunately we had a couple of Mad Cows at the water's edge who helped by having a spot to pull off the wetsuit to make the uphill jaunt a little easier. Thank you to Don and Susan.



Bike - 13 miles of twists, turns, hills, and general meandering at high speeds.  Big, sharp turns and a mix very experienced riders with newbies.  Pretty clear that all parts of the triathlon spectrum were represented based on the $5k Looks and the mountain bikers stopping at the top of the hills to rest. Getting passed on a downhill/uphill left turn while passing two others to the right gets a little pissy out there.  There's one straightaway that you hit four times (mostly an out and back two loop course).  Use these to pull away from hangers on and to catch a couple of spots ahead.

Run - 5 tough miles.  Sun, then trail, then a couple/few/enough-already hills.  You can "run" up the shorter ones and walk quickly up the long steep ones.  Little know fact - you can walk up a steep hill about the same speed as you can run, while burning less energy.  Even the crazy insane 50-mile ultra-marathoners walk up the steep ones.

 

The "Wetsuit Dance"

Getting out of a wetsuit is tricky. Getting out of a wetsuit in a hurry is just plain fun...

On the Podium

The Results

Division Place

Overall

Bib

First Name

Last Name

Age

Finish Time

Female 20 - 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

243

174

Laureen

Jenson

23

3:33:54

Female 35 - 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

36

204

Mary Ann

Smith

38

1:46:38

4

82

175

Kristen

Alexander

36

1:58:25

Female 40 - 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

57

121

Joann

Clark

41

1:52:06

Female 50 - 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

242

122

Katherine

McNally

52

3:33:33

Male 30 - 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

51

145

Mathieu

Spriet3

2

1:49:47

Male 35 - 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

8

1

Bernhard

Sturm

39

1:38:15

8

53

21

Scott

Sambucci

36

1:50:25

9

59

15

Christoph

Gumb

35

1:52:25

Male 40 - 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

67

16

Kelly

Barber

40

1:53:57

16

113

33

Michael

Lindquist

44

2:03:29

18

129

4

Randy

Thompson

42

2:06:21

Male 45 - 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

52

79

David

Limburg

45

1:49:56

14

133

83

Frank

McNally

48

2:07:40

Male 55 - 59

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

56

52

Jean-Marc

Leininger

55

1:51:50

Male 56 - 69

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

228

54

Keith

vonBorstel

67

2:54:36

 

The Picnic

Thanks to Lena for the food and support!

See you all there next year!

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