Saturday, July 25, 2009
Well I still have a couple race reports to write about the Peach and Osoyoos. While it's fresh in my mind I'll talk about todays adventure, the 6k open water swim. To be more exact it was a 6k open water swim with a 15 m beach sprint. I didn't make the decision to race until last night at around 12:00 so with an early start I was not sure what to expect. In total I think I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night. I am staying at my sister place at UBC and when I woke I couldn't find anything to eat so I went to the only place that was Open...... McDonalds.....The breakfast of champions. I got to the course and wasn't sure how I was feeling emotionally but as soon as I approached registration I was pumped. So the race started with Ian Young going off the front and Facundo Chernikoff and I side by side. Facundo had sat on my feet during the Peach Classic last weekend so I thought that this was my chance for a little payback. In truth though I was actually just hanging on for dear life. He through in a few attacks and on the last lap he slowed down and we were swimming side by side. I knew if was going to be a fast finish. I wasn't sure if my motivation was going to be there to dig deep but we started hammering side by side for the last 600 or so meters. The motivation was definitely there. I love racing. I love pushing myself to the limit and beyond. It doesn't matter if its a national championships or a small local event, I am going to get ugly out there. And during the 15m sprint up the beach that's exactly what I did. The tongue out picture below can vouch for that.