I competed at the Xterra Buffalo Creek off-road triathlon yesterday, my last race of the qualifying season for Xterra Nationals. I'll write up a race report next week but in short I came in 9th place in my age group which was good enough to move me into 7th place overall for the season which qualifies me for Nationals. It was a nail biter for me up until yesterday so I was very happy and relieved when I saw my placement. It was a long day out there in the thin mountain air (8000' + elevation), 4 hours 9 minutes, but it was a beautiful course and perfect weather.
Now I have to rest up and get training for Nationals in 4 weeks. So excited to be going back to Utah this year and happy I pulled it off with only 3 races.
Photo from the t.v. coverage from last year. I rented the online on demand video since they never showed it on t.v. in the Denver area and was surprised to see a short bit of footage of me on the bike. Cheap thrill.
A few days of active rest (ie light training) then I need to hit those hills. Nationals is all about the hills and I'm eager to take some time off my bike and run times from last year.