Monday, August 2, 2010

Calgary 70.3

my first finish in 14 months. Yes, 14 months of injury, sickness and dns, dnf and finaly crossing the finish line of a race!

I was pretty bag up at the end, my body was in shock as the effort was big and i put everything into this. I had a amzzing swim and up front with Kieran doe, Brian Fleshman and a few other fishy. We were 6 of us out of the water in 23minutes and i was in sock to realise later in the ride that we had over 1min lead on Jeff Symonds the pool fish and Paul ticheelar the shark.

On the bike, i did my best to put a hard ride and was doing great until km 60 where i ran low on calories, made lots of technical mistake in how i race and to be honest, i ran out of fitness........i just didnt ride as smart as i usualy was. I got drop and lost 5minutes to my peers in the last 35km as the body started to fall appart. On the run, i tried really hard to be strong mentaly and put a hard effort in it. could not get my legs back to normal but keep trucking along and avoid any falling appart until i cross the finish line.

Well, i have to say i was happy to be a finisher again. It lasted a good 2h where i was proud to make it to the finish line until i started looking at the results and realise i was 12th, 13 minutes down on the leader and was really far from the front of the race. So, yeah, not happy at all with it, but 5 months into my return to training and getting healthier, i will have to accept that it s where i m and that a few more months of training and hard work are needed to make up those 13 minutes.

thanks to everyone on the course that gived me a tumbs up and cheer for me...this include my cometitor that passed me on the bike/run and found the time to cheer my up in my fun misery! Triathlon is full of really GREAT people!


Nick said...

Glad to see you back to racing again Jonny. It's a starting point and I expect you will only get much faster from here. Nick

Danny Montoya said...

Back on the right track! Jordi and Koa say good on ya for the finish Uncle Jonny. I say keep working hard!

Lindsey Jerdonek said...

good to see you IN ACTION, Jonnyo

Teresa said...

This is a huge accomplishment!!! 5 months of training only and look what you did!! You have been through so super proud!!

Coopersmiles said...

I'm trying to find a way to contact you. I am a marathoner and will be attempting for TRI's longer than a sprint. I am needing information on competing in longer TRI's with an ostomy. I think I have been directed to your blog through some researching trying to find those who may have info/insights/advice on this. Are you able to help?