After a conversion with my coach Brian Stover, we have decided to remove both Pasadena Triathlon and Oceanside 70.3 from my schedule. As most already know, I have been dealing with a pesky abdominal injury that is currently on the mend. We feel though that these two races just do not fit into my recovery at this point.
Pasadena Triathlon is this weekend and it is a reverse triathlon. Meaning the run comes first…so I have no way to drop out and not do the run. It is a small sprint and it just doesn’t make sense to risk re-injury doing such a small race.
Oceanside 70.3 is in three weeks and we decided that the 13.1 mile run is just too much too soon. It would not be worth the hassle of traveling all the way down there, dealing with the hassle of doing an M-Dot race and then pulling out of the run.
This also changes things for Wildflower as well. Wildflower is a qualifier for ITU Long Course World Championships in Vegas at the end of the year. Top 5 qualify and it rolls down to 10th. I was planning on giving this a go at Wildflower but it looks like at this point, the run at Wildflower will be an easy jog for me since I probably won’t be able to build up enough run fitness to safely run hard at that race. So I will give a good smart effort on the swim and bike, and then the run will be a stroll through the park.
Hopefully, by being smart now, we can keep me healthy and build my run without any set backs, it will be all systems go for Hawaii 70.3 in June. Keep your fingers crossed!