So we are 3 days away from the big race of the season for me. I say big not because it is necessarily more important that the others throughout the season, but because this is by far the most competitive event I plan to enter this season, with over 2000 competitors.
I also use this even as a reference to how good my form is and how the seasons training has improved me over previous years.
I have done this race each year for the past 3 years and it was the first triathlon I did in the US when I came over from England 4 years ago.
Last year I finished 4th in my age group and if all goes well, I intend to do even better this year. I have done well this year in other races with three 1st place age group finishes so hopefully I can keep this form going.
My taper is going well and I am holding off a cold I think so fingers crossed, I will make it to Sunday fighting fit. My markers also look positive with both my swim and run paces looking good in training. If I can go into the race relaxed and recovered, it should be good.
I am also leading the Sony Pictures Triathlon Team into this race so from a team point of view, it is looking like a good year. We have over 100 competitors fighting it out against the likes of Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBC Universal and Dreamworks. We have raised nearly $50,000 for the Childrens Hospital LA and hope to pull out some fast times on the team this year.
Hopefully I will be reporting a positive race next week.