I have been back in Colorado for a few days now and getting in some quality training before I head to Dallas to compete in the US Open Toyota Cup.
If you were tuning into the Today Show last Wednesday, unfortunately not all the athletes were able to talk about their charities on air. As things go with TV, our time segment got cut, so the swimmers were on air, but Hunter and I had an online interview to talk about Toyota's Engines of Change program and our charities.
You can read the article here:
I have to say traveling across the country and back in two days was a lot of time spent on the airplane, but New York was a great experience getting the opportunity to meet some Olympic swimmers; Dara Torres, Colin Jones, Brenden Hansen and Aron Piersol.
I am leaving very soon for Dallas to participate in some media events and be in the race expo with Toyota. The race begins Sunday morning with the following schedule:
7:30 – Men Elite Amateurs Swim Start
7:38 – Pro Men Swim Start
7:40 – Women Elite Amateurs Swim Start
7:50 – Pro Women Swim Start.
I have some family members and friends coming to the race to watch and support---so really looking forward to racing and putting in a 100% effort. This race is a non-drafting race, so it is tactically very different from an ITU draft-legal race. I will be pushing the bike at my own pace, instead of riding in a pack.
After the race, I will have another crazy short few days of travel. I depart on Monday for Washington D.C. On Tuesday, the Olympic athletes have been invited to tour the White House and meet the president. Immediately following the President's speech in the morning, I am leaving for Las Vegas for a dealer meeting with Toyota that evening. On Wed. morning, I will head back to Colorado.
I am looking forward to my upcoming trip and ready to race!
Good luck to all racing this weekend!