|Setting up transition and getting pumped. (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photography)|
|Exiting the water at Belle Isle with Conrad for the mid swim jog. (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photography)|
|Stepped run up, after a quick culvert ride. (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photography)|
|Some idea of what was going on, hill billy-redneck-mardi gras! It rocked! (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photography)|
I pressed on trying to keep Josiah in sight as much as possible but he slowly disappeared. I hit the aid station and noticed I had lost my bottle in the crash and was thankful for Chris to be there with my second bottle as with the temperature climbing it would have been a very long day without my EFS. I hit the last section of the first lap and Josiah was off the trail with a mechanical. The only thing I could think was sorry but you have to take advantage of every opportunity presented and I charged ahead since he was just fixing things and not injured.
|Opposite of the run up, the rock garden decent into the stream and back through the culvert. (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photo)|
|SRM Powerfile from the XTERRA East Championship|
|XTERRA East Champs Podium (Jesse Peters/Backlight Photography)|
Photos Courtesy of Jesse Peters XTERRA East 2012 Photos
Nitty Gritty Details:Clothing: 2XU Compression Tri Singlet, 2XU Compression Tri Short
Swim: 2XU Comp goggles and 2Toms SportsShield.
Bike: Pro Cycling Specialized S-Works Epic 29, 2.2” Fastrak @ 25psi on the front and 2.0” at 29psi on the rear, Effetto Mariposa Caffelatex sealant 80ml in each wheel, SRM Rotor 3D+ crank 40-27 Q- Rings, Sidi Terra, Ergon HX2 glove and GS1 Grip. Rudy Project Windmax helmet w/large visor and Rudy Project Noyz w/ImpactX Photochromic clear lens.
Bike Nutrition: 2-20oz bottles of First Endurance EFS Orange and 2 gels.
Run: Colorado Running Company Inov-8 X-Talon 212 with 2Toms BlisterShield and Rudy Project Noyz w/ImpactX Photochromic clear lens