After last week which turned out to be my biggest training week of the year at over 14 hours, I had a day off on Saturday as we spent the day with Matt and Natalie in Dover, DE getting our yearly NASCAR fix at Dover International Speedway. On Sunday I was back out training and got in a good 4 hours on the bike.
With the official start of Fall a few days ago, that can mean only one thing....the beginning of the 5km and 10km running season. So to start the season off I have planned a 5km race in College Park this weekend and that will serve as good speedwork in preparation for the coming duathlon's and triathlon's. Having not done a short race for a while (the 2006 edition of the Run For Kathy was my last 5km) it will be interesting as to how I do but I aim to just go pedal to the metal and try and get a PR which would put me under 17 minutes. My current PR is 17:01. In recent weeks I have been doing a bit more speedwork and so we can see if that has made any impact yet. With the race being at 9am, I plan to ride home afterwards and get a 2-3 hour ride in.
I must also mention the stellar performance of Kerri Robbins (team-mate at ABRT) at the 70.3M race this past weekend in Cancun where she placed second (4hrs 52mins) in her age-group and 11th overall female (70th race overall). It hasn't been confirmed as of yet but no doubt that performance qualified her for the 70.3M World Championships in Clearwater. I believe Ashley Halsey (another ABRT team-mate) also qualified by finishing 3rd in age group (5hrs 31mins).......I'll see you there.
- Just keep on rolling...even in 27° weather! The @parvillacycles Cranksgiving Ride was a chilly one today (the miles will pay off in the Spring they say) . . . . . . #IFB #cycling #specializedallez #specialized #ciclismo #gopro #parvillacycles #ridemd
- Day off from the rat race to get a long spin in.....Did the Prince Frederick loop for 90miles, fun times even with a bout of SVT. Time to start prepping for #bestbikegameever #croatanbuckfifty . . . . . . . #cycling #southcounty #parvillacycles #sweetsues #IFB #showyourkask #pactimo #tifosi #ridgesupply #wearhandske #svtsucks
- Hump day.....just waiting for the weekend to get back outside again! . . . . . . . #IFB #gopro #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos #pactimo #specialized #parvillacycles #tifosioptics #speedsleev
- A few races to go for the 2018 #marathonmtb season but the #stoke is still high after the @shenandoahmountaintouring #shenandoah100 last week.... . . . . . . . . #parvillacycles #pactimo #alchemybicycles #wearhandske #IFB