Now for a Sydney update…The race went ok. Up until a couple weeks out, it was still in doubt if I would be able to start in Sydney at all, so being on the start line was a definite bonus. After a few weeks running pain free and a couple promising run workouts, I was excited to get the season going. I had a great swim, top 10 out of the water and in good company. I felt great on the bike but unfortunately for me almost the entire field came together after some motivated women in the chase bunch worked hard to catch us. Onto the run, I did what I could but the legs just weren’t ready for a fast paced 10k. I toughed it out and finished a disappointing 50th place. Not exactly the start I wanted but it was a start non the less!
Post-Sydney I made the journey back to North America. This included a brief but productive stop in Calgary. Dinner with the parents, some Richard time, laundry, dentist, haircut & multiple stops to Speed Theory! A big THANK YOU to the guys at the shop, especially Cam & Darcy for hooking me up with my new ride for the remainder of the season…it’s fast!! And special thanks to Adam of Speed Matrix for squeezing me in for an awesome bike fit!
From Calgary it was over to the west coast and the city of Victoria for a couple weeks of prep pre-San Diego and to find some run speed…
So that brings me to now. I have a few more days here in Victoria to fine tune my running and get ready for the next big race. Then next week it’s off to San Diego to race FRIDAY May 11th (2pm PST) in the next ITU World Triathlon Series race and the next Dutch qualification race for London.
That’s all I have for now.
Until my next post….take care and smile.