55 days. That’s all that stands between me and Ironman Arizona. 3 weeks of hard training, a rest week, 2 weeks of taper/intensity, and then it’s race week.
It’s coming fast, maybe a bit faster then I’m prepared for, but I’ll be ready. This past week was a pretty good week for training, I got a long run in, a long ride, …
For some people fear is a demotivator, something that causes them to freeze up. For others pressure causes this same reaction, everyone is different. Personally, in some situation pressure causes me to freeze, while in others it doesn’t – same with fear; sometimes it’s my worst enemy other times I welcome it.
Last year …
First off, thanks for reading my blog, I’m not totally sure how you got here, but thanks
Well if you are here, you must know who I am and what I’m about – to some extent.
Before I get to far into rambling I have to give some credit to Chris McDonald as his website had some heavy influence on mine.
Now that that’s out …
This was my second half of the year, the first being the half that’s the closer of the DeSoto Triple T (freaking brutal). Anyways I just came off a good cycle of training, capped off by following/sometimes leading Matti around Madison and totally blowing my top. It was the first time in training where I …
Scatter brained thoughts
I finished. It wasn’t as fast and definately not as pretty as I had hoped, but I finished, and was completely satisfied with the result.
Placing: 266 OA / 38 AG
Swim : 51:53
Looking back on the race I know I made some mistakes, …
Summary: It was a perfect day for a race. I planned to have this race be the first BT workout of my IMWI Peak period. The result, a great race. I took 23 minutes off my time from this race last year.
OA – 9th (After “sanitizing” somebody that got crossed over with a sprint time)
AG – 3rd (Although I was …
It was a pretty “epic” day in Pleasant Prairie. I woke at 3:30 am to pouring rain – my father-in-law said it had rained about 3 inches over night.
Mary and I arrived in Pleasant Prairie right around 5:00 am and took the shuttle bus from the parking area to the race site. When we got there transition was close to empty …
Race: Spirit of Racine Half Ironman
Executive Summary – The radio DJs saying that it was a good day to be inside with the AC cranked made me chuckle.
OA – 74th
AG – 6th (I always finish out of the money)
Pre-Race: I got there at about 5:15 AM. Parking was easy. I got the the transition area and was happy …
What is IMOO going to feel like? “Mommy, I’m scared.”
Being that this was my first half, I was pretty nervous. The wife and I stayed at the Fairfield by the mall in Appleton. Spent the evening before putting a bike computer on her bike, mixing sports drink, and shaving …
Well the first Tri of the year is over. I was pretty plesed with it. Especially considering I woke up to thunder and lightning here in Milwaukee, and I spent the first 20 minutes of my day sitting at weather.com and watching the radar maps!
Anways, the race was very good:
Swim: 6:51 – 1st
Bike: 40:20 – 9th