Heading HomeApril 26, 2010
I love Texas. Have I mentioned that yet? I love it. Full race report to come…….. but as I said I reviewed all of my data with The Wizard and now that I sit back and look at it, it was not a badly executed race. As I compare my bike split to the rest of my age group it wasn’t horrendous. I am baffled at how I have consistently ridden 56 miles as part of my 5 hour rides through hills in 2:32 at the slowest and where that 17 minutes came from. There seemed to be a lot of casualties yesterday. Pip Taylor was hurling her guts up on the sidelines.
Anything can happen on race day! And even with a performance that doesn’t match the performance indicators I have put forth, I am happy with how I did. Top ten at a 70.3 age group is nothing to turn your nose up at. The big race is still 7 months away, and what I learned today is very important as we work towards that goal.
I got to come to Texas with my athletes who are also my friends, who performed incredibly, and as a coach that makes me really proud. As a friend even prouder. I got to meet two of my QT2 Teammates, which was also awesome. But the best part of the weekend was seeing one of my oldest friends, and her adorable babe. I am so proud of her and who she is I could burst!
It’s time to travel home. Sore and sunburnt and another bale of hay in the barn. My mojo is full on, and I only get one day off. I really need to thank my most amazing husband Curt…… for allowing me to take these kinds of trips and race all over the place. To be a single Dad for five days is not easy, yet he does it with ease, he is such a good father, he is an absolutely amazing husband and I am so very grateful to him for this opportunity. I miss my guys so much I could absolutely burst and I can’t wait to see them tonight!