Dallas ITU Pan American Cup

Race reports and information on the Dallas ITU Pan American Cup
  • Dallas ITU Pan American Cup: Tanelle's Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Tanelle

    Tanelle Berard runs in the Dallas ITU Pan American CupComing into this weekend, I was so ready to race! After Kansas, I was super motivated to improve and get back into shape. This came about with some very solid workouts (even in the week of the race). Because I had been putting in a lot of hard work, I was unfortunately not rested for the race, and it definitely showed in the run this past weekend. Overall, I am very happy with where I am progressing for this part of the season, and I am content with my 4th place finish in the Dallas ITU Pan American Cup.

    Now onto the race: I was very pleased with my swim compared to my previous races this year. I dove into the water and sprinted as hard as I could to get up to the front. Unfortunately, about 50 meters in, my shoulder was snatched by another swimmer, and all my forward momentum went to a halt. So, naturally, I was slightly swallowed up by a group of swimmers (that I eventually went around to bridge up to the front pack). In this race, I was able to recover from losing my rhythm for several strokes. At a bigger race, I will probably not be so lucky to be able to bridge to a stronger pack.

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  • Dallas ITU Pan American Cup: Alex's Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Alex

    Alex Libin at Dallas ITU Pan American CupThe Dallas ITU Pan American Cup was an A race for me. Being the U23 National Championship and having a trip to U23 worlds on the line, a lot was at stake. There were several contenders for the title and the trip. Although I didn’t consider myself a favorite, I was at least a dark horse to watch for. I think.

    The three weeks prior to this race were a wet blur. I had really upped my time and intensity in the pool. Two-hour swim sets became the norm and I was determined to not be left behind anymore! (I went to Kansas 5150 hoping to get a chance to see if I’d improved, but due to bad weather the swim there was cancelled.) I was down to only 2-3 bike rides per week. Allowing me to really increase my run mileage too. Coming into this race I had a big block of training and I was itching to show something for it.

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