Sunday, I concluded a 5 week camp on Maui with a fun Island hop to race Lavaman before heading back to Victoria. What I knew about Lavaman was that…it was FUN! And it turns out that this was more than true.
This race course and the energy of the people on it spelled out ALOHA.
On the beach to begin the day I got a huge hug from my friend Bree. We high fived just before the start and it just felt like we had both decided that on that beautiful day, we would race happy – however, this certainly didn’t mean holding back. That moment before the gun was filled with the spirit of ALOHA.
And we took off….I realized that I didn’t sprint out CRAZY like I usually do. Actually, I had been focusing so much on technique over the winter that I caught myself thinking about technical cues as I got going. Though this didn’t give me my crazy cadence and speed I usually have at the beginning…