Magog Olympic distance national Championship:
At the end of this season I will be racing Muskoka 70.3. This will be my first 70.3 race so I decided to race Magog Olympic distance national Championship instead of the Elite race to prepare myself specifically for this event. I wanted to experience biking by myself instead of in a pack like I am used to in ITU triathlons. Also, after my crash at Ixtapa Pan Am Cup where I broke my scaphoid bone in my hand I didn’t feel completely ready to race again in a ITU race; I wanted to give me time to get back to racing and try some longer races.
I had a good swim and started the bike with a lead of roughly 2 minutes. The bike was really hard with all the hills and I had difficulty to pace myself. I went too fast at the beginning of the bike and lost a lot of time in the second half of the bike. My run was ok and I finished 2nd.
I learned a lot of things from this race, especially how to pace myself on the bike and that experience is gonna really useful for Muskoka’s 70.3. I will probably buy a power meter on a crank so that I can know exactly what power I am putting instead of going by feel.
Défi Boréal 20 km race:
I also raced a 20 km run race to prepare myself to run a half marathon at Muskoka’s 70.3. The course was hilly and part of the course was in trails. I stayed at roughly 20 seconds from the leader during most of the race but couldn’t get to François Jarry who was running really well. He finished really strong and I finished in 2nd place at roughly 1 minute behind the winner in a time of 1:14:04.
It was a good experience and a really fun race, even though I seem to suffer on every pictures!
Thanks for your support!