So I never did write a race report for my race on the weekend...I think mostly because I went there with the intention and focus on qualifying for Worlds which I did but after talking it over ended up giving up my spot as it was just too much money right now.
The went pretty good though for the most part. The thing I'm most happy about is my shoulder! It held up even better than I could of hoped which means it was a successful recovery and as of right now I can barely feel it anymore. On the bike I went to take a drink around 10km's into the 94km's and my one and only bottle slipped out of my hand. I kept going for a second thinking I could get away without it and just get some water from the aid stations but then woke up and went back and got it. So that ended up costing me a couple of minutes for sure. The only other thing was my quads started cramping about 2km into the run which made for a long painful run. I think it's just because of the inconsistent training over the past month and a half with close to two weeks off from being sick at the end of July and then well over a week after I crashed.
I feel like I'm in a good spot though now being healthy and being almost fully recovered from my should injury so I will use that in my next block of training. I don't know what's next in terms of races this fall...there will probably be a couple 5km running races and I'll see how my swimming goes over the next couple of week as I'm thinking about entering into a 1500m in a swim meet at the end of October if I think I'm ready to challenge my PB.
Today Lea and I are leaving to go to London for the weekend. Lea has an appointment with the Dr. regarding her ankle. We are also bringing Spencer, one of the boys I coach so that he can race in a kids triathlon on Saturday just a couple minutes outside of London.
I think that's about all for now that's new, I will try and post something while I'm in London as to how things are going. I usually have some pretty good training there so I'm looking forward to it.
Challenges and Reflections.
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