3rd weekend in a row of racing completed! I raced Raleigh 70.3 today. I finished 6th! Super tough course and it was WARM. The details:
|Photo by Bob Hennessy @cdrbob62 Thanks Bob!|
Bike – 2:14:22, 7th off the bike. The bike course was BRUTAL. Rolling hills the entire way. In hindsight, I think I actually fair better on a rolling course than on a flat one. Maybe because I spend most of my uphills out of the saddle?! Bad habit? Maybe.. Actually, I took a wrong turn in the first mile but corrected myself and only lost about 30 seconds. I hooked up with a group of 4 other riders and we rode the entire way together. Two of them got away towards the end but I made sure to hang on to the remaining two. I even fought through a bee sting to the forehead to stay with these guys! I put out maximum effort on the bike today because I didn’t want to get dropped and I didn’t care if my run suffered because of it! I was determined.
|HURTING with less than a mile to go.|
|Joy and relief of finishing 6th!|
A double thank you goes out to the volunteers on the day. Never have I seen such enthusiastic volunteers out on course! I would approach an aid station and people would run towards me asking me what I need and then sprint back to the station yelling my request! Hilarious, but AWESOME. And of course, my sponsors! The greatest, simply put. Even though I didn’t use it, XterraWetsuits bailed me out big time when they sent a replacement speedsuit the day before the race (because I forgot mine like a newb)! From San Diego people! If that’s not support for your athletes, I don’t know what is!! Xterra Wetsuits, Champion Systems, Skechers Performance, Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Company, DT Swiss, Rudy Project, Evolution PT. Go to their websites, buy everything and tell your friends and family to do the same!
Time for some serious R&R! Not racing until 6/30 in Buffalo Springs.
Thanks for checking in, talk soon.