"Why am I still running"...(then I motivate myself to keep going)"you can do it Andy...keep going"...(run for 100m then)..."why am I still running" and repeat for 21.1km.
I did eventually finish, and I think I'm better off for it (opposed to calling it quits). I'm not a fan of dropping out of races, and if I can still move forward without injuring myself (or causing further damage to my body), I'll keep fighting and get it done.
There is a definite need to evaluate my bike ride in the coming weeks...why did I tighten up and what can be done to help with this. I'll likely be tinkering with my aero position, bike training, and apparel selection in the coming weeks to better prepare myself for 90km in aero position.
Some Photos from the race:
|Pre-race photo shoot with Skechers! I'm third from the left|
|My setup in transition race morning. All loaded up with eLoad for what would be a hot race.|
|Swim start (I am third swimmer from the left). The plane is approaching|
|Fighter jet flyover...I really like jets, so this was awesome|
|We had camera guys on motorbikes snapping photos of us on course! I was still feeling good at this point.|
|Mikael, Kristen and I went on the luge after...no problem going fast there!|