Lake Castaic Sprint Triathlon: Race II – Aug. 11, 2012

Last weekend I competed in the second of two races that make up the Lake Castaic Sprint Triathlon Series. The distances were a 400 meter swim, a 10 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run, the same course that we ran on July 14, 2012 and which I talked about in my blog Knowing your Weakness is a Strength. Back in July, I completed the course in 55 minutes and 15 seconds. This month I completed the course in 54 minutes and 45 seconds. You know it is funny how even though we know that something is supposed to be the same as it was, something in us when we get in race mode leads us to follow the person in front of us (even if they are going in the wrong direction – I may have to blog about “blindly following our leaders” at some future blog in time). Even though I knew the course was the same I ended up following the runner in front of me on the run course and added an extra minute on this course. So I ran a little farther than some of the other racers, but the time difference wouldn’t have mattered in my age group since I was bested by 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Regardless of this fact, the point of this race is that I went faster than I did just the month prior and that is what I am the happiest about. Of course taking second in my age group (35-39) and 13th overall made this older Triathlete feel pretty good as well (I was third in age group and 22nd overall in July).

Here are the results from this race.

Going in the right direction for sure! My next race is going to be the Bakersfield Triathlon – Olympic Distance put on by Kerry Ryan at Action Sports in Bakersfield . This race is about  twice a far, but I am hoping this might actually help me out with the final standings. Check out the blog on that upcoming race! here Bakersfield Triathlon .

SC Draft Box and SC Speed Box – Product Review



The Speed Concept (SC) Draft Box fits the Trek Speed Concept Triathlon/Time Trial Bikes.  It adds storage and completes the airfoil behind the seat actually making this already fast bike even faster! I raced at the Castaic Lake Sprint Series yesterday and the bike even felt faster as if the air behind the bike was more settled.  Feeling as if I were slicing through the air.  It was beautiful indeed!  The draft box is available usually through special order with a retail price of $49.99. Order yours soon because I had to wait 3 weeks because it is in such demand and is typically on backorder.  Here is the link for more information:

Bontrager also has accessories such as the SC Speed box which sits atop the top tube like a Bento Box and is great for the longer races where you can store your GU or other energy foods for racing. Here is the link for more information:

Happy Racing!