On to other things....The weekend of Muncie 70.3 which was a Saturday was followed that Sunday by a 12 mile run and 40 mile bike just to continue the "workout" that i started the day before. It apparently set the following week up for some decent training. Then some how despite the fatigue i thought i was going feel the next weekend at the tritofinish.com Beatles on the Bay Triathlon, I actually raced to at PR time of 1:53.45. The course was magnificent. A beautiful run/swim/run in the shallow waters of Lake Huron, followed by a fast flat bike out and back on the road running right next to the lake. Then a decent run out a treelined road (until you hit a corn field for a half mile) before you turned around and headed back for a finish on the beach.
I recommend this race to anyone who wants to go fast and see a wonderful yet quiet part of "the thumb"
The key for me in this race was to make an effort to stay around 300 watts for the entire bike. I ended up with a 299 watt avg (according to my Quarq power meter) which i always wonder how accurate those things are from day to day. Well it set me up for a 34 min and some change run, and a cash prize for winning the race. It was nice to be in a little less tense and cooler atmosphere after the heat and controversy of shortening the course the weekend prior. All in all, when i look back i was pleased with the outcome of the previous two weeks of training and racing.