|Before we hit the mud.|
|Ice Cream Fix!|
|SRM powerfile from XTERRA Mexico, see the net downhill course!|
over the top. One the gradual down at the top of the climb the legs were not quite as open as the first lap but I continued to push. At 8k I could hear footsteps behind and in a breath he was by me and I had nothing to respond, only hope was to keep it manageable enough to catch him on the steep section of the downhill. At the top of the steep technical section my heal hit a sharp stone and that was it, I could not run normally and finished 23 seconds behind Paco.
I had not been in a back and forth race in a long time and we both fought extremely hard overcoming little issues throughout the race. After spinning home and getting to put our feet up it was all about getting the bikes cleaned and packed before we headed back into town for the awards celebration.
This is definitely a race to put on the calendar to attend, the entire town is out watching you, it gets a bit crazy and less controlled than at the races in the US but it is all part of the fun. Did I mention it is probably the only net downhill XTERRA on the whole circuit?
More Photos from Mexico can be seen in my Picasa Web Album Mexico 2012
Nitty Gritty Details:Clothing: 2XU Elite Trisuit
Swim: 2XU Comp goggles and 2Toms SportsShield.
Bike: Pro Cycling Specialized S-Works Epic 29, 2.1" Ground Control @ 24.5 psi on the front and 2.0" Fastrak 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 and Rudy Project Noyz Racing with ImpactX Red Photochromic lenz.
Bike Nutrition: 2-20oz bottles of First Endurance EFS Lemon Lime and 1 gel.
Run: Colorado Running Company Inov-8 F-lite 195 with 2Toms BlisterShield and Rudy Project Ryzer w/ImpactX Red Photochromic lenz