So the Lake Padden, 26.7 world championship is this weekend! Woo Hoo. All of the Bellingham area triathlete greats will be racing it, some coming off of very big races and great performances a couple of weekends ago. It will be a great race to say the least. Unfortunately I have been battling a cold for the last several days and recovery from this has cut into my building days but I will be well rested for sure, and after a quick run through tomorrow we shall see how the ol’ muscles feel. Today on the docket I have feet up and a little light yoga to keep it loose. The course itself is a classic with a very short swim across the lake, less than 1/2 of a mile and then onto a very popular bike around the Lake Samish, with a finishing two laps around lake Padden. We all know the course well and we all say that we are running our own race, which we are but somewhere deep inside we also are competitors and it will be interesting to see how it plays out amongst friends with perhaps some non-locals sprinkled in there. The one change this year that will be interesting is that it will be very hot, above 80 for the day, which is unseasonably warm and some of the roads have been repaved so we should see some fast bike splits. Either way feeling great.