Thankfully, I got to the start line in one piece and I was able to throw down a solid effort and get a new PB!
Big thanks to Bob Reid for the comp entries!
Our group also did some bike and run testing at the CSI Pacific Labs. It sounds like we'll be doing more of this in the future so I'm looking forward to tracking the changes over time, good or bad! It was great to work with Wendy and her crew again.
|Screenshot from a vid. Somewhat badass.|
I took them out for a run session where we did some drills (thanks Bobby!) and a quality session; 6 times 2' just above threshold, 1' just below. If you're curious.
|Unreal that it wasn't raining!|
|I think they were surprised how slow I ran.|
On the Tri front I was able to race the local Westshore Triathlon, we were lucky to have the sun come out and the ones who raced really put it down. It was nice to shake the cobwebs out and get a feel for Triathlon again. Big thanks to Phil for for the comp entries!
|Bittsweet as it was Carolyn's last day before her mat. leave. We're all pretty excited for her though!|
|Crushed the bike split thanks to Fort Street Cycle!|
|Notice the duster, it seems to be the theme for the local races.|
So all of that leads in to the start of my ITU season. I'll be racing the most competitive race of my young career in San Diego next weekend. Unfortunately it sounds like Jonny B has a niggle and won't be racing, so no full Olympic podium to compete with. However, there is a solid crop of Olympians and upcoming talent who I'll be able to race with. This is a huge opportunity and I'm really excited to start racing with the best. My main objective with this race is to gain experience, but I would also really enjoy some points! Its a lot easier to get on start lists even with middling WTS results. Which I think will be important this year.
Haven't decided whether I'll don the 'stache yet. It'll probably be a game-time decision.
The race, as always is broadcast by the ITU. If you have the means then I'd suggest you invest in their seasons pass. If you're like me, then CBC sports is carrying it as well, sans cost. 4PM on Saturday is the scheduled start time.