I would like to summarize on this post my weekend "funny" races:
1. Open Water Swim Teams Challenge, my individual result 25'12'' 19th overall (23% of 83 swimmers, fastest one in 19'45'', they call him "the fish"!!!) for 1,720 meters, as per my Garmin 310 XT...just one mistake, during the start our team, we were talkng and from nowhere suddenly they wistle the start...we started last and then needed to recover to get some free space to swim at my own pace! Mike, did 27', Julian 29'...and I still don't have team results. I will update on another post.
2. Splash'n' Dash Serie-1 Repulse Bay....this time I tried to start with top racers to start cleaner my swim but,BIG MISTAKE...we were more than 110 competitors to start running, then, swimming...and you can imagine what happened to me...yes, I made a new "swimmer friend" who took my shoulder and sunk me...removing my new "Dragon" goggles and affecting my start and motivation for the full race...I could not believe that could happen to me. Anyway, very windy day and I could run 5 Kms with my ITBS, feeling good...but, my achiles tendon were affected from the swim race the day before but I finalize in my AG 10th.
Not too happy about my "new swimmer friend"...
who sunk me and remove my goggles during swimming start!
RACE 1, REPULSE BAY, 18 APRIL 2010
Racer Description BibNumber OverallPlacing CategoryPlacing FinishTime
Xavier Garcia Male Challenge 35-39 234 36 10 00:41:51
I flew this morning from Hong Kong to Tokyo, as my route, was not affected by the volcano...and this late afternoon, I did a very nice run in Tokyo downtown, around Imperial Palace Park. Guys, I also have made this route discovery, using the website... http://www.run.com/ and I suggest to all of you whenever you are travelling and looking for a place to run to access that website! is just great!
Finally, I wante dto share and ask about what do you think about video attached below...I have my own opinion and will shae with you after reading yours in your comments...
I hope you have enjoy this post...talk to all of you very soon in my next one!
P.D: Yes, I know...I did not talk too much about my ITBS...but looks much better! Thanks for all your support!