Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Kansas 70.3


*Ignore that time on the clock - I am faster than that (not by huge amount though :(((


I know that I owe you a race report from Kansas but it now seems like ages ago and I am feeling lazy and work has been crazy since I got back so I am not going to say too much.

My trip went swimmingly. I flew to Kansas City via Chicago. My bike and the bag made it on all of the four flights which got me from London to Kansas City and back. I've missed having Shaun there as this was the first race in the US that I have done on my own. But he called the evening before the race and the evening after the race which was lovely.

I stayed with friends in Kansas City. He is a Brit who has been living in KC for the last year and a half. During that time he got married and had a kid and it was lovely to meet his wife and baby girl. It was funny because we used to go out years and years ago but remained good friends all this time. It was so nice to see him happily married.

I am pretty sure most of you have read on other blogs about the race and how it was hot etc, etc. So I will not talk about that. All I am going to say is that I had a great race with a PR to prove. I felt strong the whole time and perhaps I could have pushed a bit more on the bike but I am not going to dwell on it. I had a small mechanical on the bike where I've lost some time. As I got out of T1 and tried to clip in and get going my rear wheel wouldn't move. AT ALL!!! I thought the brakes were rubbing, got off, looked at it, it wasn't breaks. I was fiddling with it for couple of minutes, released my skewer a bit and that seemed to have done the trick. About 15 miles into the bike, a guy rode past me and said "Your rear skewer is almost undone" or something along those lines. I hopped off the bike and as I got my leg over the bike, the rear wheel just fell out. Clearly the skewer was COMPLETELY released. Wow, I was lucky. If he didn't see it, if he didn't say anything to me, if I didn't stop..... I don't even want to know what would have happened on some of those fast downhills. But I was lucky and that is that.

Overall, I loved my, albeit short, time in Kansas and Missouri and I loved the race. Now it's time to ramp up that IM Louisville training.

13 comments:

Molly said...

Congrats on your PR!!! Keep up the good work :)

Kim said...

YES ADC!! A PR! Sounds like despite a few little "blips" you had a great race!! Way to go lady!! Can't wait for the full report!

cat. said...

great job, adc! i'm so glad it went well AND yes, thank goodness he said something about your skewer!!

Beth said...

PR - wooooohoooooooo!! Exciting Angelina!! And again, that big smile in your finishers picture is tops!! :) Have fun ramping up the training. Hard to believe it but that time is here! :)

Angela and David Kidd said...

Congrats on your PR! That's great! And a race feeling strong as well....that's priceless.

Hopefully I'll get to meet you in Louisville!

GoBigGreen said...

OH My, i didnt hear that story. Ugh, so glad you figured that out!
And so sorry we never met, but i feel like i met you thru Marit:) good luck training for Ky!

m said...

Congrats on your PR! Hope the training for Louisville goes along swimmingly!

jessithompson said...

Way to go, girl! Glad the bike mishap ended up being minor in the big picture. Best of luck in upcoming training!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

A PR with mechanical issues? Congratulations ADC!!! Sounds like Kansas was great preparation for Louisville!

Jennifer Harrison said...

This picture makes me smile from ear to ear! YOU had a great day, ADC. And a PR to boot. ALL good as we lead into IMKY! :)

Black Knight said...

Congrats on your PR. I never trust the official clock (only the chip or my personal "very-official" clock).

Charisa said...

Congrats on your PR - so great!

Manuel Luis said...

Você merece ganhar mais vezes. Valeu o treino, continue com muita felicidade e velocidade.
Abraço