Today was the first race on Canadian territory! The beggining of the season as been challenging but getting home and in a routine as help settle things down.
I dont like to go hard…. it hurts lots! but today was a olympic distance and the name of the game is go fast…go hard! The swim was leaded by a fellow canadian and ex national swimmer(olympic trial) and me 20m at the back unable to keep contact with his feet. My swim isnt there yet…. need more top end…
up on the bike and the sufer fest started …. my legs were burning….lung screaming for air..i m just not use to go at those threshold pace and the head wind was brutal at time…. fight fight fight….. of the bike in second place and a few minutes down but as our leader was simply unable to run because of a injury…. i end up in the lead in the first km of the race and went as hard as i could on the opening 10km. Once again, simply not use to this pace….struggling to find a stride… and tring to deal with the unconfortable feeling and weird rythme.
I end up with the win today opening a good gap on the run and passing the line in 1:57….with a 3min lead on the second place. Well, i will take it, first step in the right direction…a lot of pain..excellent workout and definitly 2h out of my comfort zone. There is a enormous amount of work ahead of me to be at the top of the game but rythme is coming back…and the smile also! It was fun to finish a race…been healthy…and get on top of the podium again!
Next one, Persona half ironman on june 5th in canada….a hard race with some very strong guys from can and usa…. should be another hard training session…. one step at the time….