Welcome to 2009....
The year has started well from a training perspective. Yesterday I got out and did some decent sprint intervals on the bike and then after watching the NHL Winter Classic in the afternoon I headed back out and did the first running hill repeats of the year. The hill repeats really helped build early season strength last year and I am pretty sure that they enabled me to run significantly quicker than I did during the 2007 season. This year they will remain an important part of the running training.
More good news is that as of Monday I will be hitting the pool for the first time in 5 weeks. I still have one remaining surgery for the moles in late January but at least I can get in a couple of weeks of swimming before then.
All in all a good start to 2009 and the quest to get to Kona!
- Post run functional strength work...this season I'm taking a more holistic view of my #swimbikerun & ensuring that strength work doesn't get skipped. . . . #triathlon #ironman #salmingrunning #IFB #triathlete #2020goals #running
- Impromptu Bowie Isolation Marathon
- Still reflecting on @gravel_worlds from this past weekend. 150miles of primo gravel in Lincoln NE with 10,000ft of climbing. It was hard but I went for it and utimately paid the price in the last hour when I cracked, really cracked. Crawled to the finish just over 9hrs after starting.....but yes it was fun! . . . . . #gravelworlds #gravelride #IFB #parvillacycles #cycling #vandessel #lincoln
- 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