by Pro Triathlete Tami Ritchie
1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
Pleasant Creek State Park, Palo, Iowa
August 17, 2014
Unlike Chisago, this race felt bad. The swim was oddly better, but then the bike felt bad, and the run was downright torturous. I couldn’t hit any paces or watts. When I did it was taking way too much effort. The race felt bad and it was bad.
The only good thing I can say about it is that the piss-poorness of it was probably a reflection of the high quality Ironman training done the two weeks prior (and a busy work schedule), so I think the training and fitness were there.
Without being able to take any rest time going into the race, I paid the price here… It will hopefully pay out dividends come Ironman Wisconsin.
Full results from the Pigman Long and Olympic Triathlons are online at JMS Racing Services.