I raced this weekend in Orillia at the Subaru Tri series race. I never usually get to race this one because for the last couple of years it has been the same day as Nationals. From this race I was looking for some improvement on my swim and bike from Windsor as well as more run speed. I felt good for the first part of the swim but started to fade on the second half but forced myself to swim hard because Len had picked it up I would think to drop me before the bike. I knew I needed to stay with him and did. The first 5 km of the Orillia course was pretty tough with a lot of hills. I struggled a little on the bike but found my groove at about the 10km mark. I started feeling really good and with Len still insight I was able to pass him. That did not last long, maybe 5km before he passed me back and I rode with him for the last 10km of the bike. I still felt like I had some missing on the hills so it is something I will have to work on a bit before Muskoka. Getting onto the run I felt great right away and ran hard from the start. I am really happy with the run except for my breathing. I know my legs could have gone harder. This race helped boost my confidence for the next couple of weeks and I am glad Len was there so I could have a good gauge on my fitness.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I would also like to congratulate my other team mates who raced this weekend, Andrew Yorke who raced in his first WCS race in Switzerland and finished an amazing 21st spot running a 15:30 5k. As well as Johnny Raz and Taylor who raced in Kelowna with Johnny finishing 5th Canadian and 3rd U-23 and Taylor just getting caught out on the swim but working hard on the bike and Run.
I am sorry for the lack of Pictures, I will start to take some more because I know I like them.
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