I had Vineman 70.3 on the weekend and finally put together an almost complete race. I’ve been a little frustrated this year, going along alright but haven’t been able to put together a whole race. Vineman I finally felt like I have turned the corner, just in time for a week off!!
I swam really well coming out second and then had a really good transition jumping on the bike with a little gap. Greg Bennett then rode up to me after a few miles riding like a mad man. I was able to hang on for the first half an hour until he remembered we were riding 90km not 40km!! The second half of the bike I felt super strong. The further it went the better I felt.
I got into transition first and out onto the run with a 5sec gap over GB. GB then passed me 1mile into the run and I kept him at 20sec until about 8mile where I started to struggle. With a couple miles to go my Trek/K-Swiss team mate Joe Gambles ran passed me and I held on for 3rd.
All in all I was pretty happy. Things are moving in the right direction. One week off now and then a big 6week block leading into the big races of the season: Des Moines, then 70.3 World Champs in Vegas, then 5 weeks later IM World Champs in Kona.
Huge Thank You to my great sponsors Trek, K-Swiss, Blueseventy, FuelBelt, Campagnolo, Bontrager. Thanks to Oakley, Base Performance, Powerbar, Nuun for the product.