Gold Coast Enticer Rising Stars Race Report
Date - 9th of April, 2017 - Sunday
Distance - 300m/10km/2.5km
Race Start - 0700 am
Race Result – 6th Place and 9th Overall
As always, pre-race warm-up consisted of a light jog, followed by some run drills and explosive sprints before.
The water was choppy due to the current weather conditions. As this was a beach start and not a deep water start, I positioned myself in line with the buoy. I managed to jump on the feet of a faster swimmer and came out of the swim leg in approx. 6th or 7th. Overall I was happy with my swim position. Still struggling from a cold, I felt flat running into transition from the swim leg.
My transition in and out from the bike leg went smooth. On the bike my legs felt really heavy from the extra training that I have been doing with the Rising Stars Program, the TQ Camp and battling a cold. The bike was a lot slower than usual. I had lost ground on the riders in front and I knew that I would have to try and catch them on the run.
My transition from the bike to the run felt fast. I was struggling a bit with my breathing and my legs continued to feel heavy. My goal now was just to finish the race.
After the race, I congratulated my fellow competitors and hydrated with fluids. My body was aching, so I headed back to the apartment, showered and fell asleep hoping my body would recover ready for Queensland Schools National Triathlon in a week’s time.