My fitness on the bike is slowly coming back around. During the TOA sprint I was able to keep ahead of the field, but at the White Lake 28 mile international course my spirits were crushed by folks riding much stronger than I. A few years ago, I rode the 56 mile course at a pace faster than what I was able to do the 28 mile course in. That is what time and lack of volume/intensity will do to a guy! Say la vee, you know what I'm sayin'?
I managed a 2nd overall at TOA sprint and an 8th overall at White Lake olympic. The run course was about .4 mile long which was tough for a guy who doesn't like running hard 10ks anymore. It was the first international+ triathlon I've done since a tough run meltdown at USAT Nationals five years ago. Ran much better at this one, my 10k would have been about 43:15 which is totally acceptable to me!
A couple pictures of the finish line at TOA - Junior Awesome was there to cheer us on and I thought he might enjoy running in with me.
You can see my training logs here.
Next up is the Cary duathlon this weekend. Local - will ride my bike to the site!