Tuesday, September 6, 2011

whistler had her way with me!

I have had a great time in whistler. The riding has been great and the views are even better! Every time I come back from whistler i feel like i am twice the rider then before. As for the race I was feeling good going in. This year I could keep up to the big names on the bike (not like last year) My body was good my head was in the right place for a big race. The swim went off well. Got myself in a good pack behind the leaders seth brandon and conrad. I faded on the second lap lost my focus for 10 seconds and lost the feet. Going onto the bike I was with last years winner Josiha. He put a gap on me right off the hop then mike vine passed me and then I finally hit the gas and kept him close and paced with that group. I could hear people yelling time splits and we were working are way through to the leads.

Just as we started to go down the fast decent I heard a weird sound (sounded like broken spokes) kept riding and pushing the speed and in one of the conners my wheel gave out and I was in the dirt. At first I got up turned my bars around and got on to keep riding. didnt see that my wheel was so bent it would not turn so lucky for me i was close to a road crossing and got help back to the finish. At the med tent found out I have 2 broken toes on the out side of my right foot and some cuts on my neck leg and my chest hurts.

Bummer things didn't turn out the way I would have like them to but thats xterra. Most times I would have been in a really bad mood the whole day but this time I was just happy to leave with minor injuries.

pictures will go up soon from milton and whistler

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2x winner of Mine over matter!

On Sunday I won my second mine over matter off road triathlon title. I set out to work on a lot of thing in that year and this race really showed I fixed some problems. My swim was alright, not used to leading a swim so i was kinda all over the place. My bike is where i saw a big jump. I road a steady pace and didn't go to hard to keep my body fresh for whistler. I still had the fastest bike split in the race. The run was what I was most happy to see I ran hard and was going fast 3:28 per km is not bad for having to run threw trails etc.

I am in a really good mind set going into whistler. I know how I need to race to have a good result. The men pro race is a very deep field of some veteran xterra pros so just hope to keep learning and maybe find my self in a good place

Karsten Madsen