What doesn't Kill you makes you stronger? The past couple of days have been rough after our epic day on Friday. Saturday i was tired but we got the work done. Justin and i had a 90minute ride out to the race course including some intervals, then to help out with the Lavaman Kids Triathlon. I had a great time helping out and handing out awards but i was certainly very tired and fatigued. We had an open water swim session, with good hard intervals, i was very flat. A little run to finish the day off with a few strides and drills. (*lil wayne on the ipod got this run done!)
Since the race was just a "workout" i will keep it short. Felt rough after this week, nearly 30hours pre race to make sure i was good and tired. Not your typical training through a race but we weren't in Hawaii to race Lavaman so i had to log the work. Finished 5th or 6th, felt flat on swim, blew up a bit by first buoy, hit the bike hard (could have used wheels and helmet with headwind), and by hit the bike i mean i kept the pedals moving and didnt look for a ride home; the run felt good but my legs felt like cement blocks, made a wrong turn near resort, so i loged some extra time. The course was tough and challenging on lava rock and off road with the finish on sand. I just kept telling myself 2more loops of Baldwinn Park (*Maui 800mloop) and its and easy day. It's not everyday you get to race "Macca" in one of your weekend "workout" races. I am pretty happy with the race considering the volume and intensity we had this week, wheels would have been nice, but with how tired my legs were it didn't matter . Justin and i road home from the race for a cool down, 30miles in headwind and it turned out to be miserable. You know your training alot when your Olympic Distance end of the week training race, is the shortest session of the week.
Tomorrow is an easy day, and then this week i will get one more big week in before heading home. Congrats to the team for tearing it up! Thanks to the Coach's for actually making me race, i wasn't originally happy about racing a World Champion and an elite field being this tired. My roomate Justin heads home today to get ready for New Orleans 70.3 , i want to wish him the best of luck, and thanks again buddy for your left over Nutrition Products! (Lucky Guy had todays race off!) The feet are up and its icing time soon, we have already watched 3 episodes of CSI and i don't think i have gotten up once.