Race Report: WA State Time Trial Championship (40-K)

Today, Mary and I were down in Tenino, Washington to race the Washington State TT Championship.  This is a great event hosted by South Sound Velo.  This is the fourth(?) time that I’ve done this race.  For Mary, it was her first time trial.  My goal was to come under an hour (I rode it in 58:59) and Mary’s goal was to break 20mph (and she rode 20.6 mph), so all in all, it was a great day.  Here is a quick pdf of the overall results.  My time was good for 8th position out of 19 in my M40-49, Category 4-5 age group.  Middle of the pack– exactly where I expected to be.

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Thinking Twice About My Next Hokas

Hoka running shoes-- right shoe with badly crushed midsole on medial sideOne of the blogs that I love to follow is The Gait Guys.  To really dig into their content, you really have to be comfortable with distinguishing the sagital, transverse, and frontal planes, know your flexor hallucis brevis vs your flexor hallucis longus muscles, and a whole lot of other technical stuff.  Recently they posted their thoughts on Hoka One One running shoes and other “maximalist” running shoes.  Bottom line: think twice before you buy them.  Here’s the simplified explanation about why.

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