This past weekend was the second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego. WTS events are always special to be apart of, but with this particular event doubling as the US Olympic Trials, there was a unique vibe throughout the weekend. With an exciting women’s race the day before and a massive age group event in the morning, there was plenty of energy out on the course by the time we hit the start line Saturday afternoon.
I had a great block of training leading into this race and was excited to have another big hit out. Out of the water there was a small lead group that formed on the first lap of the bike. I was in the main chase pack, that would eventually bridge the small gap early on. We were then caught by a larger second chase group about half way through and formed one big pack for the remainder of the bike and into transition. As expected, the race came down to the last 10k. As always the top placings were separated by just seconds. I felt strong on the run and ended up 12th. Another solid performance that I’m very happy with.
Photo courtesy of the ITU