I was really excited to race 70.3 Raleigh because I really like the bike course, since it’s challenging but still fast. I was also eager to test myself on the bike after a good bike in 70.3 Chattanooga. However, I decided to take this race as a preparation for 70.3 Tremblant and not do a complete taper. I was therefore less rested than I usually am but still felt pretty good. Racing really often is a bit tricky because you can’t consider each race as an A race.
Doing a race recap after a disappointing race is really difficult but I believe it is something that is really important if you want to learn from your mistakes. At least you can learn a few things from this disappointing experience and hopefully you won’t make these mistakes ever again or at least you’ll grow a little bit from this experience. However, I feel like I just repeated the mistakes I made last year… Did I learn anything from my bad experiences?
B.C.'s Nathan Killam toes the start line of Ironman 70.3 Texas tomorrow and will ride on his new Dimond Brilliant which he got earlier this year. The bike stands out for obvious reasons - it draws on inspiration from early-day TT bikes without a seat stay and seat tube and boasts impressive performance and aerodynamics in a slick-looking package.
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