I was looking forward to the triathlon. I had missed last year because I broke my arm the year before so I was eager to race. I also had my bike fit adjusted by the Colonel at Colonel Bikes. I called Doug up and told I was tired of riding like a sissy especially after Galveston (even with the flats) I knew my riding wasn't near as where it should be and to see if he could get me riding like I used to. Unfortunately, the bike was canceled at Kemah because it rained heavily all night and into the morning, but I think I've seen some positive changes based on the numbers on the computrainer/heart rate.
I made the trip to Kemah with my parents. It started pouring down the night before. I never thought the bike would have been canceled. I woke up early the next morning to find that the bike was canceled and that they changed the start times.
The first 3 miles of my run was sub par, I got off to an ok start but lost my legs within the first half-mile and it was getting ugly. Around the 3 mile marker Ashley Johnson, from the Loncar team passed me. I thought I'm going to have a hard time explaining this one. Ashley's heckuva an athlete. I somehow find part of my legs for the second half and negative split by 60-90".
I quickly got over this race and focused on getting ready for Memphis in May in a couple of weeks. I am thankful for my amazing support system: My Parents, Calley, Coach Brent. Also, Extremus, Revolution Multisport, Tri it Wear, and now Karbon Speed and CR Massage. I thank God even for the bad races...
A special shout out to Todd Hamilton for being an inspiration to a lot of people in his comeback race this past weekend at Texas Man X 50 he rocked it out and was 5th overall and 1st Masters. He was struck by suburban last summer in Weatherford, Tx a small town just west of Fort Worth.