|Kristina & I are all smiles before the race.|
|Pre-race game face.|
|The beloved chase pack I'm sadly not in.|
So, by the time I got to the run, my legs were suffering pretty badly. If things had gone my way on the bike, and I got to rest my legs a bit in a draft pack, I felt that I could run sub 40 minutes. I'm not sure if the weather conditions would have allowed for it yesterday, but that was a goal that I had in mind for an ideal race situation. However, ITU racing is so unpredictable and just about anything could happen to change your day for the better, or worse. Yesterday, I didn't even bother looking at my watch to check run splits. I just needed to survive. I ran 43 minutes & change, which in hindsight, actually isn't so bad for a complete blow up after the bike. I was just so disappointed to know that I could have been so much faster had I been riding in the chase pack, which probably would have led to a better run time too! So, one mistake that wasn't corrected right away really cost me in the end. I guess it's better to learn at my first Circuit race of the year!
|On the run.|