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One great weekend of competition

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This past Saturdays race on Camp Pendleton was fast/fun/ and very competitive. First and foremost: The Marines put on a stellar event. The swim in the ocean beautiful and well layed out. The out and back up and down 30K bike course: As good as it gets. The pounding flat pavement run I am not used to but running through all the military stuff was different and welcomed. Results are up and my mile splits were 6:15's. Cool. They emphasized USAT rules quite heavily. The same ol simple criteria: Easy to follow. But drafting on the bike was going on. I am old school and do not care to draft even in the very rare draft legal races. Oh well I kept my mouth shut and did not make any enemies.

USAT age for me is 55-59. But this race had the very uncommon (unheard of these days actually) 10 year age groups. 67 finishers in mine. To say I was stoked and satisfied with a podium 3rd is an understatement. You can bet many were still 49 yrs. young yet get to race as 50 year old under the USAT rules. 

  Jodi: She is another story. Coming off a 1st place and Ironman Kona qualified race from a few weeks ago she displayed once again she has speed to go along with her endurance. 3rd place female. Overall. Not too shabby for this little wahine/full time nurse, 50+ year old......................... Icing on the cake for the weekend surfing in the Oceanside Surf Contest Sunday. Pics to follow!!!!8B8C2926 copy-Example-Lo-ResIMG 1826