The season is finally over. Thank goodness. Treasure Island has come and gone, and while it was not quite the result I hoped for, it is over. The race was simply a lackluster performance. I had an ok swim, but just missed the first pack. Onto the bike we stayed close to the group, but eventually the string broke and we lossed quite a lot of time. Onto the run, I went out hard, but could not quite hang on. My body felt quite lethargic and slow throughout the whole day. I finished just outside the top-10 for the race, but held on to 6th place for the Tri-Cal series. Unlike last year, there were some really fast guys in the top 4 of the series, so it would not have been a cake-walk to increase my place.
After the race a bunch of us went to North Beach in San Fran to just hang out and relax. It was a great time, as it always is, just hanging with the guys. It is really awesome how many good friends I have in the sport. The next day Bucky Schafer and I went surfing at Half-Moon Bay. The waves were tiny and the water was freezing, but it was a great time. Living in Nebraska, I will surf whenever I get the chance.
It is time now for some downtime. I will take the rest of the week completely off. Simply eat, sleep, and drink coffee. Then groundwork for next season will start. I had some ups and downs this season, but the main thing I need to work on is consistency in training and racing. I am really excited to start training for next season, but for the next few weeks, things will be pretty chill. I will go to Fort Worth for Thanksgiving to see the 'rents, and then to New York in the beginning of December for an engagement. After that it is down to Miami for 11 days to get in a mini training camp. Then it is Christmas in Fort Worth (with another mini-camp). Hopefully I will be in decent shape by mid-January. I plan to go race 2 continental cups at the end of January. It has become that time where chasing points is necessary if I ever want to do a World Cup.
Well now it is off the more coffee and sleep!