The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance triathlon is now only 10 days away and all the training has been done. The old adage of the "Hay is in the Barn" is certainly true and now there is nothing left to add besides a good taper and making sure the body is completely rested for race day!
I had my last long"ish" bike ride on Saturday and everything until race day will be shorter, quality efforts with some brief intense stuff thrown in to keep the legs sharp....or as sharp as can be when they are mainly made up of slowtwitch fibers :-)
It always feels odd the first few days of a taper....you have more time on your hands and people in the pool wonder why you are getting out after only a "few" minutes as opposed to being told to turn the lights out when you leave. Fortunately the nights here in Maryland are beginning to draw in and so longer workouts on the bike after work can't be done anyway (not unless you fancy the trainer).
This coming Saturday will be a day-off and will also be a trip to the NASCAR race weekend at Dover.....no beer this year though as I plan to forgo the drinking tradition in favor of race-preparation :-(
The countdown has begun and to be honest I am getting a little excited!
- Happy Anniversary to the best parents anyone could ever want....51 years and counting! ❤ . . . #valentinesday #weddinganniversary #honeymoonisland #IFB
- Races are opening up for 2021 so let's hope things are safe enough for them to go ahead. Looking forward to @xterraplanet races at Oak Mountain and @ex2adventures . Currently training as if they will be going ahead so 🤞 . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #xterratriathlon #swimbikerun #triathlon #triathlete #iridespecialized #xterramaui
- Ride 4 of the #festive500 with crisp and windy conditions....but look at that sky! Both indoor and outdoor riding has its place but you can't get the same views indoors. . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #iridespecialized #specializedallez #cycling #gopro #swimbikerun #triathlon
- 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