|Pre race strategy with Barb Lindquist, go USA!|
I had an absolutely terrible swim, and my goggles were kicked off nearly immediately as I slipped on the pontoon. I managed to make the pack to the first bouy, but then in the scrum was on the back end, but the choppy water thrashed me around, and I ended up just off the back of the fourth pack getting onto the bike. I swam 20:43, which was about 45 seconds slower than the people I swam with in Magog. I know this isn't a good indication of my swimming ability, this was just not a great swim. I hadn't been feeling great leading up to the race in the water, then the immediate loss of goggles didn't help the matter. I know I need to continue swimming with a group this winter if I want to close that gap to the front pack.
I am off to France on Tuesday for World Duathlon Championships on Saturday. I am super excited to be racing a world championship race, with the likes of Tim Don and other very notable athletes. I'll be looking to help the USA team do as well as possible, and with many former collegiate runners on our team, we should fair pretty well!