IT s been over 8 months since i came back home. I m now here in penticton for most of the summer! So what happen lately?
Last week, me and erika get in the paseo for a long drive from new mexico to california for the Avia Wildflower triathlon. The event was simply amazing and i will definitly be back next year. We pass a day camping and Tri-california had taken care of finding us a nice home for the days leading up to the race. So, 6 members of team TBB reunited for a fun and awesome event.
The course is hard, but beautifull and definitly reward strong athlete. It s started for me with a average swim. I was swimming side by side with my teammates Reinaldo but for some reason, i knew we were in a bit of trouble and far from the front group. Rought swim and came out 90sec behind the leaders…
The ride started with a nice step 1miles climb and i rode this with a few strong rider and a group started to form… unfortuntly, i was lacking the fitness to stay with those guys and at mile 20… i was drop and paying for my early effort. I started to lose time but still enjoyed this amazing ride. At mile 45…. flat tire!!! oh, no…:( dealing with it as fast as i could, i was back on my bike and got into the run with about 20min deficit on the leaders. At this point, i ran with as much inspiration as i could find and made sure that i was going to make it home!
I pass the line very far behind the leaders, but very happy as this is my first finish in a triathlon in the last 12.5 months. A lot as happen lately and sickness, fighing with crohn/colitis and i might not be competitive right now but i m definitly back to triathlon.
I drove for 24h to make it back to penticton canada. I m now relaxing after a nice 3h ride in the mountain and will work very hard to gain the fitness needed to get back in the game. I have 2 races coming up in the next 4 weeks and it s time to race myself back to shape!