But I have been doing well with training and continued with the ethos of this season....consistency! Nothing too big or demanding, just solid weeks back to back to back and so on. I did jump into some races the last few weeks and these included:
1. Wolf Bouncer XC Race.....my first Pro/Cat 1 XC MTB race after upgrading late this season. It was short at just an hour but the key was to get a good race pace session in and it didn't dissappoint.....60mins at threshold and a 4th place finish!
2. Tri for the Chesapeake....was the next day and is a local sprint triathlon that Parvilla supports. It was actually my first "road" triathlon since 2014 and I went for the road bike as I don't have a tri bike at the moment. It worked out well as I felt good in the swim (without a wetsuit), nailed the bike and the trail was 5 miles so was able to take the over win by quite some way (about 15mins). Another good race pace session.
More race pace work this morning at the Tri for the Chesapeake. First road triathlon since 2014 but a trail run to finish. Had a blast and was pleased to take the overall win..... 📷: @thegingergrinder #roadtomaui . . . . . . #xterramaui #pactimo #parvillcycles #salming #swimbikerun #triathlon #IFB #nononsenserunning #maui
3. Hyattsville Cx....this was this past weekend and I raced the 1,2,3 race as it was the only time I could manage. It was a baptism of fire for the first cross race of the season and only time I have been on my cross bike all year. I was thinking that it might have been better to race my MTB. It was fun though and I can't wait to get back to 'cross after Maui.
First time on the 'cross bike today since last season & raced the 123 at Hyattsville! Got a good kicking but a solid & fun workout. Probably need to plan a warm-up, pre-ride and actually ride my CX bike in advance next time. But first eyes on the @xterraoffroad Worlds prize. #wasntlastthough #ontheleadlap 📷: @dchammerette. #shareyourkask
Now to hone the fitness for October 29th......