It was cool to race on the Olympic course. The same carpet is still there!
On one hand, it was mildly successful as I passed one American that I needed to with my 16th place. On the other hand it was extremely dissappointing as I had such a solid race in Quebec and was looking forward to building upon that result. On the day, I really never felt good and suffered like a dog in the heat and pollution during the run. Once again I made the lead pack/breakaway (of 10) out of the swim, but we couldnt figure out how to work together and got swallowed up by a pack of 25 at the 35k mark of the 40k bike course. The run saw a spectacular explosion by me, but I held on to get some points.
Once I got back to the USA, I took the week really, really easy to let the body recover from the travel and to help absorb the training effect over the past 8 weeks. Now I have a 4 week block to prepare for the Tizzy World Cup in Hungary, and hopefully the Kitzbuhel WCS (have to wait and see if I got a start) the following weekend. For now, the head's down and training hat is on!!!
Olympic Venue we raced on
me and a homeless man (I believe his name is Andrew Wright) watching the world cup
The forbidden cityTiananmen