Ça fait quelques temps que j’ai l’idée de blogger en tête. Pour moi, l’objectif de ce blog est de pouvoir raconter ce qui se passe dans ma vie. Je vais essayer d’écrire en français et en anglais pour que tout le monde puisse me comprendre. Je compte alterner les 2 langues!
J’ai eu la chance de participer au camp de l’équipe du Québec en Floride du 29 février au 19 mars.
I also had the opportunity to race. I did the ITU Pan Am Clermont race and I was really surprised with my run. I felt good off the bike even in the crazy heat. My 5k running time doesn’t show that though… But it’s the best feeling I’ve had on the run ever! So it’s positive and it confirms that I’m doing the good thing training wise right now.
I didn’t get to show off my swimming shape because it wasn’t a normal swim. I misjudged the start and I didn’t dolphin dive… So I was at the end of the swim pack after 100m… Not what I expected! I still managed to catch up a lot of people when I was actually swimming, but we quickly arrived to the run/dolphin dive/swim part of the swim and I didn’t make good progress there. For those who don’t know what dolphin dive is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7TjXTVyv_w&feature=colike ( I wear a red tri-suit…)
T1 was good, but long! La course dans le sable était pas mal tof! En embarquant sur mon bike, j’étais à environ 10 secondes des derniers gars à avoir fait le premier pack. I chased them hard, but got shifted by more experienced guys when I was out of gas. They made the pack, I didn’t. On s’est fait rattraper par le 2e pack et j’ai pas pris un pull jusqu’à la fin.
27th overall. Decent for my second senior race, but I definitely want to improve on that!
I forgot to mention that I fell entering T2. J’ai reçu mon bike en plein dans ma cage thoracique… I lost the run pack because of that… Sur le coup, je n’ai rien senti, mais quelques jour après la course, j’ai eu mal en me levant du sofa au niveau du pectoraux. Sur le coup, ça n’a que pincé, mais ça c’est empirer et quelques jours plus tard, je ne pouvais plus nager… J’ai donc fini mon camp en courant et en roulant, ce qui n’est pas une mauvaise chose puisque je dois travailler ma course.
When I came back in town, I was happily surprised to see that summer had followed me! I didn’t get to train a lot in that good weather though because I needed to recover from my training camp and my 42 consecutive days of training. I will call it a triathlon streak like John’s running streak. So for those 42 days, I always had a swim and/or a bike and/or a run in my day. I will break that record one day you can count on that!
The Sunday after my return was the Lasalle 5k. For me, it was an opportunity to see where I was at in my training. It’s also a race I do every year, so it’s good to compare even though we can’t really compare because of the weather. So I wanted to go under 16 for that race… Unfortunately, I didn’t! I started fast as usual (which isn’t necessarily good…) so I was at the front with the fast runners. At the first turn I heard Kyla yelling at me to slow down and tuck behind the other guy. So that’s what I did for the next 2k. When we got on La Verendrye, I slowly lost touch with the guys. They weren’t going that fast, but they were accelerating a little and it felt like I couldn’t go into that extra gear. My legs didn’t want to go faster. They were like “I don’t want to go faster man…” I kept a steady pace until 800m meters from the line. Then I heard Dave yell at me “Come on Phil you’re just over 16, sprint your ass off!” But again I was lazy and I didn’t start to kick until there was 500m to go. I saw the time with 200m to go and I then realized I wouldn’t go under 16. 16:08 was my final time. It’s still a 12s PB compared to last year, but I’m still hungry. Felt like I didn’t give my 100% and I want my revenge soon!
And so that’s about it for now! Right now, I’m starting to swim fast again. I’m really happy because I have my first big race in less than a month. I’m going in Huatulco for the North American Junior Championships.
P.S: I’m still on strike and I have way to much free time… Feel free to contact me for a run or anything!