I’m back from 2 weeks in Florida where I trained and raced. I did one week of training before the ITU Sarasota Pan Am and the Real training camp began after the race.
I had a good swim and was 6th at the end of the 750 m of swim (and carnage). My T1 was great and I was 5th at the end of the bike and soon caught we the little group in front of me. However, my bike skills, confidence were really a limiting factor, because I was loosing a couple of meters at every corner and at to push really hard after every corner to catch back the group and I was dropped out of the first group after the first lap and rode alone for the second lap. I definitely made a tactical error there because I pushed way to hard riding alone so that when the second pack caught me I lost the pack in a corner and couldn’t catch back after. So I rode the last lap alone… Again! I ended the 20 km bike segment far back and ran ok. I was obviously disappointed because I knew that with the swim I had, I could have had a really good result. However, I learned a lot of things from this race and it is actually a confidence booster because I know I can swim with the best triathletes, so at least I have one third of a triathlon figured out! I just need to work on my bike skills!
The following day, we did a triathlon relay in team of 4 and it was a great experience!
Videos of the race / Vidéos de la course:
This is only the beginning of a long and fun season, so now it’s back to training in Quebec and school until the next race: Ixtapa Pan Am Cup! Can’t wait!
Thank you for your support /
By using the code: BIRDTRI (for my nickname BirdMan or The Bird) you can have a 25 % discount on Kronobar when you buy kronobar products on: http://www.kronobar.com.