Have you ever had one of those races that you went into thinking "I'm probably not in that good of shape-this could turn out ugly".....and somehow surprisingly you knock it out of the park?
I feel like I've had a lot of those lately. Still being in between houses/sort of homeless and temporarily husband-less, training has continued to take back seat to "life" as they call it. I went into the past weekend without a lot of confidence. My right ITB was super locked up as I did a tough CrossFit workout a few days before. *Oops. I was super sore going into the weekend. Either way I figured it would be a good fitness gauge.
Without going into too much boring detail that none of you care to read, I was stoked to drop over 10 minutes from my prior OLY PR and to bike 1:06. In the end, my 2:18 scored a 3rd OA/1st AG slot.
I will say I'm enjoying both short course training and racing---and liking the balance with adding CrossFit...Strangely enough I've been seeing more results with less mileage on my body and finding a large amount of strength deficiencies. I know most endurance athletes probably don't want to hear that. Either way I'm glad it's working. And yes I've been drinking a lot of CrossFit Kool-aid lately can you tell?