XTERRA is really hard! Of all the events I race. Marathon MTB's are my favorite. Short track cross country's are my least favorites. and hands down on so many levels Xterra triathlon is the hardest.
So it was a shock to my system to get back in Tri mode today after a 7-8 month hiatus. I definitely thought about pulling out in the swim, I mean I had plenty of excuses. My ribs where really sore and it was really hot and I thought maybe I'll just bike race this year. I got my act together in time to put together a poor swim.
The rest of the race improved. I had a solid bike and I was really happy with the run. I had decided prior to the race that finishing the run would be a test and therefore a success for me. And I felt very strong so that was great. I was 4th, in a very tightly contested race.
Brian was 6th on a day where he didn't 100% fire. He did put in the fastest run... awesome for a cyclist!!! Very solid race.