So on paper I did fine in my Oly tri on Sunday. I won my a/g and I'm stoked (yes I'm old) about that. But in reality I sucked on the run. Like I've never sucked before. I walked a good deal of it. I was at least a minute per mile slower than I wanted to be. Yes, it was hot. Yes, the bike course was windy and I used up more energy on that than I expected to BUT...... I have upped my mileage to the nth degree. I have run and run and run. I trained SO much for this race. To have sucked that bad on the run is killing me. I had a 5 minute lead off of my main rival coming off of the swim. She had a better bike, but somehow screwed up T2 so I still had a great lead going into the run. She passed me around 4.5 miles. Like I was standing still. (she was nice though and patted my arm, it was obvious I was suffering)
Right now I'm still holding on to that disappointment and have no desire to run. I'm in Calgary on a layover where it is 20 degrees cooler and under normal circumstances would be excited about going for a long run tomorrow. Its like I'm pouting though. It isn't quite the end of the season, I have one maybe two more races. Maybe taking the week off would be good.