|Transition prep where the race is really won|
|Biking for show|
Anyway, I focused on catching up to Bryce and it took nearly 3.5 miles to do so. I then took an opportunity to recover a bit and get in some fluids and waited for my opportunity. That opportunity came about 3 miles later on gradual rise with a nice headwind. I bumped up the power and encouraged Bryce to come with but it appeared he was done as a gapped opened immediately. I then laid out some more power for the remaining 5.5 miles and created a big gap that had grown to at least .5 miles.
|Running for the dough|
The course is a nice looping course and it gives a few places to check out the competition. At roughly the half-mile mark I got to see that I was roughly a minute up Jesse Vondracek who was now in 2nd place. I came thru the two-mile mark at 10:43 and I had actually made up more time on Jesse despite what the Tricats were yelling at me. At that point I just shut it down and ran it in for the win.
Ironically despite turning it off I did PR on this course by a single second despite a slower bike and swim. It always amazes me how much easier running is when you don't smash the legs on the bike - or maybe, just maybe all the hamstring stretching I have done in the off-season is actually helping my form ;)
|Post race with fellow Trisports.com teammates|
This weekend I am racing at the Leadman Triathlon and I will need all the help I can get against the stacked field of Ironman winners including 2X Ironman World Champion Tim Deboom, Jordan Rapp (2X Ironman Canada and Ironman Arizona winner), Maik Twelsiak (Ironman Wisconsin and Ironman Lake Placid winner), Chris Legh (Over 70 triathlon wins), and Matt Russell (2x Duathlon National Champion). The forecast is for winds over 50mph - hopefully the race still takes place.