My first introduction to multi sport racing was the
Fast forward 4 years and I found myself standing in cold wet sand wrestling into my own aqua man attire.
For the 2009 edition of Midwest Xterra Short Course Cup I planned on reaching the shore after a 500 yard swim within two minutes of the lead group. My dreams were water logged when I rolled on my back for survival stroke before reaching the first buoy. I could blame the freshly thawed
I hustled through the wiggling embarrassing endeavor of shedding my neoprene casing looking forward to climbing on my trusty weapon of choice. Transition One 1:47
Once atop my full rigid 29er rocket ship I was ready to do some work. I enjoyed the well worn lines created by all the pro racers while pulling back one competitor after another. 44:12
I came into my second transition and the announcer said I was in the top 15. Transition Two: :45
I needed to gain more time on the single-track 5K so I worked with a Team Active team mate to make up some ground. We reeled in 4 runners over the hilly root covered course and had enough legs to kick to the finish line in 25:49 which gave me a 2nd place age group finish.
A very special thanks to the continued support of the traveling circus, especially Team Active for sponsoring this year’s event.