Friday, January 21, 2011

update

So training is going well here in argentina, getting back to the routine. Im staying with the Rivas family great hospitality and they cook very good. The weather here is very warm 35-38 c and running before 6pm can become a hard challenge. The empanadas and dulce de leche for breakfast/lunch are a must down here. My next race will be on february 6th in the patagonia I will be doing an open water river race of 3700 meters and an olympic distance non-drafting race the following day. Here is a link for the spanish speakers for a press release for this next race and also the race website:

http://eldepornauta.com/noticias.php?idNoticia=9187

http://www.lapatagones-viedma.com.ar/index.php

Below is a video of the first bike lap of la paz we had a good group going until the storm arrived and you can check out this video of atletas.info of the actual storm:

http://atletas.info/video-la-paz-bajo-el-agua/


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

La paz race report

The race started at 5pm very hot and the whole town out came out to watch us. I had a good start and I swam right behinde the leaders coming out of the water in 4th. We had a break and it seem like we where going to stay away. Suddenly the weather changed, a strong storm with high winds and tons of rain causing many of us to crash. Right around half way my budy Barrett crash into me breaking my rear wheel at one of the turns, he hit the floor and i manage to stay up but the damage was done, I rode by myself for half a loop trying to fix my rear brake but no luck it was too damage so I had to DNF. Im very dissapointed but this things happens, now just have to keep my preparation here in Argentina for the next 3 weeks and get ready for the REV3 race in february. Below is a video from the swim exit and later on this week ill post some photos and videos from the rest of the race.




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