Well now that my quad's have finally recovered from the Catoctin 50KM, it is time to look forward and see what the build-up to the World's is going to be like.
Firstly, and most importantly I need to get some speed back in my running legs and that will be critical for the duathlon World's. This will mainly involve some fast running at above tempo, pretty much at and above threshold level. As well as training runs, I have also planned a couple of races: 1) the Larry Noel 15km in Greenbelt on September 2nd; and 2) the Run For Kathy 5km on October 14th, which has become a Bowie tradition of mine and takes place in and around Allen Pond Park.
Secondly, I have decided to go ahead and buy a disc wheel for my triathlon bike, which will hopefully cut a few minutes off the bike section in future races.
Thirdly, I need to do a few triathlon's and race myself into peak fitness. My philosophy really is that nothing can prepare you to race than racing itself. As such, I have an Olympic triathlon scheduled for August 26th in North East, MD, a half-ironman race (Diamondman) in Bear, DE on September 9th and then my final triathlon before the World's at the Bassman half-ironman in New Jersey on October 7th.
It is a pretty packed schedule that includes five races over the next two months, leading up to the Duathlon World's and I might try and see if I can find some 5km and 10km races to jump into if possible.