The fall season has been treating me well – new school, new(ish) sport, new team, all ‘fall’ing nicely into place.
After a summer triathlon season with results that trended steadily upwards, culminating with U23 duathlon worlds in Ottawa, I was ready to head into cross country season at McMaster where I was starting my graduate studies. The first couple weeks of pure running (plus some swimming on the side) were pure bliss and it was exciting to think about reaching some fast times. Unfortunately, it was not to last, and a couple injuries came up when my body said ‘enough’ of all this pounding. It was time to make a decision that had been hanging around my mind since earlier this year – stick it out as a triathlete and keep missing out on training with my body’s predisposition for injury, or sidestep into the sport of cycling?
As the first sentence gives away, I chose the latter and it’s been absolutely amazing! Being able to train to my heart’s content is such a relief, and to top it off I’ve been riding with a fantastic and talented team here in Hamilton, HNZ-Strategic/P-K Express (that’s the crew below), who have graciously shown me the ropes as a cyclist. There’s so much to look forward to and I’m enjoying every minute I get on my trusty steed – and a big thank you to my coaches, teammates, friends and family for being so supportive of the switch
See you on the roads,