Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I wish I was referring to golf score with the Title. But unfortunately it in reference to my race at the US Open Toyota Cup down in Dallas. We all have our ups and downs and it sucks when it happens on races days. I feel a little sick and that is my conclusion as to what happened. I know a lot of people who have been picking up sore throats. (which I have now) Anyway effort of the negativeness !
The whole weekend was a great experience and I was so happy to see Heather's Dad and the kids. It was there first time to a Triathlon. So I was excited about that and I feel they had lots of fun. I love seeing the kids and wish we could hang out more often.
I don't really have much to say about the race other that I had a poor swim, lost the group after 100m, disappointing as I was having some great swims last week in the build up. No really power on the bike, felt like my body only could give tempo effort. It was my type of course too, rolling hills. I out split all the guys in the Elite wave but needed another 1min more back on them. On the run I had no drive (same as feeling as the bike) I managed to run my tempo pace 5:29. So I probably was a good 3-4mins from my best right now. There was no way I was beating Van Ort he was flying . Sounds like a solid guy too, always great to see sound people win.
On the positive I'm now hungry for Clearwater 70.3 World Champs. So Monday was a rest day. 2 easy runs today and back to working hard tomorrow. I'm going to try a different approach and only back off the last 2-3 days before the race. I feel my body responds better to hard work as it stays in top gear. From looking back at my best races they always come when I don't taper.