It's a great course with a clear lake swim, a rocky but fast bike course and a technical run. After a pre-ride which included the 2nd lap in pouring rain on Saturday afternoon I was really looking forward to battling on Sunday.
Unfortunately it wasn't to be....after a great swim and being 5th out of the water, I had moved into 3rd on the bike in the first couple of miles, feeling pretty damn good before a rock ripped the tire and ended my day! Oh well, the perils of racing in the dirt is that mechanical issues have a much greater part to play than regular road triathlons.
At least it didn't happen at a qualifier for Worlds or even at Worlds! Time to take a recovery week and then get back to logging the training. It's all in for Maui at Xterra World's from here on in!