Monday, May 31, 2010
Quickie Race Report
It was freezing cold. Freezing cold. Had trouble putting helmet, etc. on after the swim. The sun had come out at the beginning of the day, so I opted not to put on a jacket. Bad decision. 4 laps of 20 km were brutally cold in my tri suit.
My teeth were chattering uncontrollably and I kept monitoring my core to see if I would have to drop out. I used all kinds of self talk to try and relax and get through the bike.
Felt AWESOME and strong on the fourth leg -- so good!
Run was my first race attempt with a camel back. There was one dude that had made a semi-snide comment about my camel bak as I arranged my stuff in transition before the race. You have got to hand it to the guy though -- I passed him (I didn't even know it) and he shouted "Great job!" the two times I saw him. :) By the way -- I loved having the camel bak and am definitely going to use it again!
Results: A touch faster than last year but like Sara said, "It's not indicative of your current fitness." Last year, I tapered pretty hard, this year, I raced at the end of a hardcore camp with no taper. All is good -- in fact all is great! Everything is lining up for Ironman Coeur D'Alene!!! YAY!!
I am staying in Victoria with my coach for another week to get more REAL hills in. And train, train, train.
3rd in age group -- I got a hat!! YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next stop...IMCDA!!!! :) :) :) :)
Posted by Julie at 9:21 AM