Racing into Shape Part IV: A New Hope

It was a 3am wake up for the 2 ¼ hour drive to the racesite. This didn’t give me any time to do much warmup, but I did get out on the bike, mainly to make sure it was in the correct gear for the steep climb out of transition. I was able to stick with the main pack on the swim for a couple of minutes before the effort became too much and I dropped to a pace that I could manage. This left me by myself for the rest of the course, but my time wasn’t too bad considering my training volume this year.

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