Tri Season Begins - 2017 Great Clermont Triathlon
I raced well for the level of my fitness and I finished 1st in my age group and 5th overall. I made a mistake that I never have before which ended up costing me about 5 minutes and a much better overall placement. I made a wrong turn on the bike!!! I know this course so well so I have no idea what I was thinking. Wrong turn or not, my bike and run were both slower than last year, but not by a whole lot. I did swim faster than last year (not by a lot, but still faster) so that was exciting! Yaro and I did a pretty big swim brick a few weeks before the race and I think it payed off. We will be doing it again before Haines City for a little boost to our swim.
Overall, I'm pretty happy about the day and the wrong turn was a great learning experience. I now know that I need to always be on my toes and pay attention even when I am pushing really hard. This is especially true on a course I know well because I get complacent in paying attention to the turn arrows.