Oceanside 70.3… IM Texas up next!

The last time I raced a half was early last year in Puerto Rico. I was going into this race with a 5 K, half marathon, a sprint tri, and some serious training under my belt. I was really wanting to get out there and race. I have to say I was OK with how the day turned out. As Coach Jesse stated… “good start to clearing the cobwebs”… kind of funny because it was true.

Quick summary- 5:15; 7th AG

swim – decent given temps and the swells
bike – on the fence… total mud/dirt fest with the rain :)
run – slow, but valid due to a lower leg issue I have been battling the last few weeks (update: I was able to run practically pain free yesterday for 30 mins… good news!)

My new Betty Designs kit... bad a$$!

I am not going to rattle off excuses for my performance, but instead take it at face value and focus on my A race- IM Texas. I am in the home stretch almost… less than 6 weeks to go. Monday marked the start of my two overload weeks and then it will be all downhill pretty much.

What I am looking forward to most is racing with my QT2 Systems teammates. This has been quite the lonely season out here away from the crew. It was nice to have my friend and teammate Jen come out for Oceanside to race… and hit Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park the day after the race :)

*Notes to self: I must not talk myself out of what I am capable of…know I have the training and nutrition behind me (thanks to QT2)… work on mental fitness because it is VERY important.

Happy TRI season!

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