Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Quickie....

So, not great access to internet since arriving in the netherlands...I'll make this one quick, no pictures either (maybe later in the week!?).

European Champs: First I raced the team relay in Holten on Thursday. It was short and sweet, teams of 4, 2 men, 2 women each racing 300m swim, 10k cycle, 2k run. I went 3rd. There was a bit of gap to the lead group going onto my leg, so I worked the swim hard and closed it fast, then the bike it was 6 of us at a leisurly pace, onto the run I just ran hard, using the race as a tune up for sunday. In the end I had the fastest women's time of the day and we ended up 6th...only because the boys all came together on the run.

Then Sunday was the Championships. I had a great swim....FINALLY!! I was 1st to the turn bouy and then 4th out of the water! I've been working hard on my swim the last few weeks and was finally able to transfer my pool skills to my open water times! Onto the bike, it ended up being a pack of 23 women, I just watched for breaks, but compared to my last 2 races, the pace was not very hard. I had a speedy T2 and was onto the run in 3rd place. I ran hard, it was hot out, had some mentally tough sections, but held on for 10th with a respectible run split.

Up next? Kitzbuhel World Champs Series race. Should be fun!
More later! Now I am in the north of the Netherlands for a quick visit with some family. Then back to work!


CathyZ said...

Strong race Lisa!!! Way to go. The top 10 times were all pretty close. Recover well and hit 'em hard on the 12th. Good Luck! Enjoy your family time.
Cathy & Chris

Eva said...

Hi Lisa,
Didn't speak to you after the race. Congratulations, well done! We're all proud of you!
It was nice meeting you, I enjoyed the weekend and the race.

Good luck in Kitzbuhel and your next 70.3!

Jennifer said...

Keep up the positive mental vibe and I am sure your swim will go swimmingly ;-) When are you back?

Sarissa said...

Hey Lisa,

great race!
It was very nice to meet you.
Good luck with your next races!


Anonymous said...

Great Race, Lisa!
Enjoy your visit with the relatives. We're looking forward to watching the next race,
Good Luck in Kitzbuhel!!!

Brent Poulsen said...

Nice Work, good luck over in Europe!
I wil see you in Calgary!

Katya said...

great job, chica!!!