Last minute entry into the 2020 State Triathlon Champs in a team. I had top 3 open water swimmers in the State, Chelsea, 15yrs old and amazing young athlete. And a fast runner, Vin, 5k, on sand, 19 minutes, Never run on sand before. Running on sand is a skill itself. And me, 20k TT.
What was different this year, instead of 2 x 10k laps, 3 x 6.5k laps, 6 180deg turns. I’ve been training for 40k TT, out and back course. Not 20k, with so many dam near stop turns, every 3k you slowed down and stopped pedaling to get through narrow gates, and get back to speed. You couldn’t get a roll on. 3rd lap my left leg was seizing. I cna put that down to nutrition or. a 49/51 split in l/r power.
There is a lot of take away’s. While we came 5th in teams. I wasn’t accustomed to sprinting to get back to speed. Once at speed my power was good, 340w, and that felt hard but fine. I concentrated on my breathing. I was comfortable in the TT position. I can work on getting back to speed quickly. This wasn’t an A Race.
Back to training today.