A. Having Fun B. Racing lots C. Treats! Answer: All of the above
15.06.2013 - 22.06.2013 58 °F
Yet another race weekend in CO. What’s not to love?
Woke up with the sun and rode to the venue like pros, which really does make you feel pretty cool. Went thru the typical transition area prep, I made a new friend who french braided my hair (I believe this is becoming a pre-race good luck charm) and meet with EK for some final words of wisdom.
Swim: Swim start was via ‘corrals’ where athletes seed themselves according to their 100yd swim pace. This was just a dumb set-up. I could go into a longer tangent but overall I had a semi-decent swim, and only a few really good tramplings so it was what it was. You gotta learn to be flexible.
T1: Now, transition usually doesn’t make the cut of anything exciting to talk about. However, when you screw a transition up as much as I did this one it deserves a few lines. Ran up the beach, into transition and was running down the isle of racks toward the porta-potties..when I thought, ‘hey I don’t have to run all the way down the rows and then cut over, I can just cut over now and get to my rack from the middle. Totally faster. Totally more direct” FAIL. I got lost. Just completely misplaced. I’d gather that a solid 45-55seconds were spent just roaming. Hearing people come in after me and rip out of T1 ahead of me. Moral of the story: Stick to your f-ing race plan.
Bike: Super good. Super fun. Fast.
Run: Felt like garbage. But got it done, relatively respectfully.
Overall and Funday:
Happy. Took home some hardware. Learned a valuable lesson. Hung out with my favorite CO peeps. Rode bikes back from the race, Post race swim at Rally afterwards and of course a solid 45 minutes of lounging around in Fuelery. Later that night I had a little interval run to get done, which felt better than anticipated. After Jamba Jamba goodness we made a test run of what normal people do….aka in non-spandex clothes, made popcorn, lounged around and watched a movie (a real movie, not an itu race) : )
June 22nd Monroe Triathlon
Elite Development Race. Draft Legal
A relatively last minute addition to the race season and the direct result of having way too much fun at the Clermont development event, back in March. After that race I knew NEEDED to get some more drafting on me... preferably this time will followed by a stronger run. I figure this event will double as good prep for future days on the ITU circuit ; )
Race Start: Saturday 2:15pst
Stay tuned for updates....
Monroe EDR: 2 days
Cohassett: 8 days
Boulder Peak: 15 Days
Nationals / A-Race / Epic Throw Down / Crushing 2:10 Day :
Livin' with all of the focus:
Small choices will make a big difference. It will take mental strength and discipline to accomplish your goals. But…don’t you want it? You laid your goals out there. They are big and bold and beautiful. So….Go get them! Choose wisely and you will live the life you’ve imagined.
- #gettingdialed #havingfun
Quote of the moment:
"You can't unscramble eggs..." - John Morgan
Yeah..go ahead...think on that one for a bit. Good right?
Here's to peace, burgers and visiting new states,