This week has been pretty good in terms of training, in terms of time it has been my biggest week of the year so far, at just over 12hrs. Columbia Olympic Triathlon is tomorrow and the pre-race ride this morning was good and the legs felt ready. Normally I would have tapered before a race, but with Eagleman just three weeks away I decided to just train through this week and use the race tomorrow as a fast training day. I did the Columbia race as my very first Olympic distance race back in 2005 and finished in just under 2hrs 20mins (for 5th place in Age Group and 53rd overall) on which is actually a very challenging and hilly course. The Columbia race is typically the season opener race for many in the Mid-Atlantic area and is one of the largest races along the east coast....over 1500 racers. I guess tomorrow I would like to go about 2hrs 15mins or under if things go well. The weather should be ideal with start temperatures in the low 60's rising to about 70 by the end of the race, at least the lake water should be cleaner than the "cesspit" of Cedarville and certainly warmer than Lake Anna.
One other note is that the Massanutten Mountain 100 mile ultra race takes place this weekend and is potentially on my schedule for this time next year. A 100miler ultra is certainly something that I would like to do and is a decision that I will make after undertaking a 50miler later this year.
- Back to Racing......2021 Style!
- Ironman Eagleman 70.3m 2021 - Yeah that hurt........4hrs 20mins for 2nd AG and 12th Overall
- Ride 5 of the #Festive500 that took me over the 500km! A day of gravel out on the NCR Trail to York, Pa and back. Probably a good time to say that I'm excited to be part of the @gsdevteam for 2021 . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #gravelstoked #gravelride #vandessel #gopro #cyclingphotos #cycling
- When these @iamspecialized shoes get pulled out you know that the @xterraplanet race season is around the corner. The holy grail of Xterra equipment .....if you have a pair you have to take good care as they are no longer made! . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #xterraoakmountain #mtbracing #mtblife #triathlon #triathlete