Not much new to report on, i am starting to rest a little bit i have been on the go racing Muskoka, Buffalosprings70.3, NewYork ITU, i have started to rest a little bit for this next one as i hope to Blast Vineman 70.3 on Sunday. you can check out the updates on ironmanlive.com.
It will be my second half ironman and even though i am focusing on olympic distance racing it is a nice mix and alittle change of pace to the normal intensity and draft legal type format of racing.
yesterday was a solid training day a little 4.5k swim in the morning with some race pace 200's, I hoping i am swimming well enough to swim with the leaders without taxing the system too hard in a long race. So i did 6x200m on short rest holding 230s, i feel this is a pretty good 70.3 pace for 2000m. I had a few other sets but nothing really special. Then common theme this week is napping at work. Well i call it work, for the average triathlete sitting at a desk selling gymnastics equipment and sleeping on mats wouldnt be too difficult plus there are no shortage of mats to have a nap on.
Later in the afternoon, i did a 90min ride with some 90second race pace efforts, even though i am starting to feel good i really tried to hold my self back and hit pace exactly for me this will hopefully be 40kph or 24miles per hour. This pace would set me up well for trying to crack the 4hour barrier this weekend. This morning i went for a little 30min trot and did some drills and strides, at this park near where i live, called Trinity Park there are hundreds of miles of gravel or paved trail that run around fort worth to Dallas and around. Its pretty nice scenery along the river and running on gravel or grass is definalty great for the old legs. Anyways tonight i have a flight out of DFW and arrive in San Fransico pretty late, it seems like a i have a cool home stay, so it should be a fun weekend. I will blog more about my adventures in Cali and how the race unwinds.