A little rhyme to reflect on my first elite race.....Blenheim was a great course in beautiful scenery. Well done to everyone who raced, the experience has made me excited for the rest of the season and Finishing 10th was a good start! I am really enjoying the opportunity to race at this level.
Build up week took forever, taking it day by day
Rather be training hard and long... But staying disciplined on my taper
It never really hit me, until I was at the start
The fact I was in an elite wave and I wanted to make a mark
I felt the nerves and anticipation too, but I was ready to go, even though I was new
Swim, we were off, I couldn't find a rhythm
Hitting all the wrong lines, feeling lost, didn't make a decision
So I came into T1, a long way back... Out onto the bike to hunt for a pack
Up a few hills feeling so strong, so glad to find help, it didn't take long
Pushed the bike with @susie_richards, we couldn't of been working harder
Each sharing the work, as we went on, steadily getting faster
Reaching lap three we caught @loufoxtri, good to have more in the pack
Such a good bike, we had worked our way up, and now we could all try get back
End was in sight and the gaps they were small, into T2, stay strong and run tall
Rhythm was there, plenty to chase
It was good to work hard, to try keep the pace
End of lap one I tried to get clear, run strong and run tall, there's nothing to fear
Still running with Lou, still feeling the pain
But not giving in, still lots to gain
Little by little, we moved up the race, passed a few more, still more to chase
End was in sight, I had nothing more left
No response to the sprint, I needed a rest
How much I have learnt and need to review. Windsor up next, I'm no longer new
Enjoyed the bike, I loved the run. Onwards and upwards, but keep having fun
I wanted to say, big thanks to my coach, for the plan and the calm, structured approach
My race it was tough, I was put to the test, such a good experience, racing some of the best.
Big thank you for all my support from I-Ride, Huub, Powerbar, CurraNZ and Compress Sport. Through training and on race day it is massively appreciated!!
Bring on Windsor!!