Saturday, January 16, 2010

2009 season over and time to look forward

After a disappointing fall as the result of a 4 week knee bursitis I have left the 2009 season behind and looking to have a great 2010. I managed to get over the bursitis in enough time to race Clearwater 70.3 worlds but not soon enough to get in good enough shape. So I had a great swim 4th, held on for the bike at the front end and then slowly faded on the run and struggled in outside of the top 20. Missing the Dallas Open and a shot at being Xterra World Champion was a tough pill to swallow.

Going forward I am now in Maui with the Senior Canadian National team to do a 3 week fitness building camp. I had a good solid off season leaving me a little out of shape but plenty of time to build into the season like last year. As I get older I hopefully am getting wiser and have started taking more conservative starts to the season with the plan of finishing strong right through the ITU season ending in September.

This year looks similar to last starting with defending my New Orleans 70.3 title and hopefully improving on my course record. Then I will head full steam into the ITU World Championship series starting with WCS Seoul.

The season in a nutshell:

New Orleans 70.3
WCS Seoul
WCS Madrid
ITU Des Moines
WCS Hamburg
WCS London
WCS Kitzbuhel??
Natoinal Champs Kelowna
WCS Grand Final Budapest
WC Tongyeong??
Xterra World Champs Maui??
WC Hualtulco??
70.3 World Champs Clearwater

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