The Ironman train is leaving and I'm on it. Now that Eagleman has passed, it is onto the next phase of the season, which is ChesapeakeMan on September 27th. Not an official Ironman event but a well-run independent "Ultra-distance triathlon" (still 140.6 miles).
The training will now change to focus on longer distance workouts, particularly on the bike. The first 100-miler of the year is planned for Sunday and that will be off the back of the ABRT club ride on Saturday....nothing like jumping in at the deep end!
You can never really count on anything in an Ironman but going into this training phase and based upon results so far this season, I would love to go for a sub-10 hour race. My first (and only) Ironman was in 2006 at Ironman Florida and I went 10hrs 43mins....somehow I need to shave off 43mins :)
Let the suffering begin.......
- First cross race of the season at #AACX today....always a tough race when you are the race director as well but had a solid race for 4th in the Elite Masters. . . . . . #IFB #cyclocross #parvillacycles #vandessel #tifosioptics #pactimo #industrynine
- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb