Ep. 13 - RACE DAY - Final Episode of
My final episode 13 of the Age Groupers Journey To Kona. The Hawaii race day footage and presentations.
Well I didn't win like I'd set out to, but I did come 4th, so thats not so bad...
I had a pretty typical swim for kona, slower than I would of expected and it just felt like a battle of a swim - 1:06
Got out onto the bike and rode what I thought was firm but conservatively till the top of Hawi, I descended well but maybe I didn't conserve as much as I thought. the last section of the Queen K was really tough, THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO NEG SPLIT YOUR RIDE
You'll hear so many people tell you this, but seriously this is where serious time can be made.
Onto the run someone told me I was in 7th place, I was devastated and felt like the biggest bucket of dicks for about 15k's I settled into an ok rhythm back out on the Queen K and little did I know, I'd run my way into 4th spot, 3rd and 2nd weren't too far ahead either. I only found out my position when I got my splits from Training Peaks in the recovery area and was shocked.
Lesson learnt in this race, knowing how you're gonna race Kona, THEN FOLLOWING THROUGH with it is critical. Second is never give up, you never know what will happen hey.
Time to do it all again in 2015