With about 6 weeks to go until the ITU World Championships in London I'm getting into some of my most intense training sessions of the year, and building my fitness back up to where it was before I raced in Knoxville. But tomorrow I'll be leaving for Milwaukee, WI to compete in both the sprint and Olympic distance age group national championships. I've never been to WI so I'm looking forward to seeing a new part of the country with my fiancé, and racing in a new place. These national championship events bring out some of the fastest triathletes in the country so it will be a good benchmark to see where I stand at this point in my training.
Once again this year USA Triathlon is billing these races as the largest most competitive field ever. A total of 4,300 athletes are slotted to compete over the two days of racing which will definitely provide a much welcome challenge. These two races will be my last two tests before the championships in London so I am hoping to come away with some valuable insight from them. I view every race as a learning experience and these will be no different. Training up to this point has been going well and my fitness has been increasing steadily since my mid season break. I am excited to test myself against the best in the country and see what I can do.