This weekend is the first race of the year for me and why not just jump in the deep end and make it a marathon! Yep, got the B&A Trail Marathon on Sunday and to be honest I think I am probably under trained for this one. My running mileage compared to this point last year is around the same level but the number of long runs is dramatically down. I think it could well be a day for a good long training run (although we know that those days never happen when the competitive juices get flowing!).
My best marathon time of last season was 2hrs 41mins at the National Marathon and it would be great to get somewhere near to that time. Anything under three hours would satisfy me this early in the season....fortunately the course is almost as flat as you could possibly make it.
This week has been a recovery/taper week and so the legs should be raring to go come Sunday morning (who wants a start time of 7:30am though?). The other downside to the race start time is that I won't be glued to my computer in time for the race registration for The Jefferson Cup and we all know how you have to have a trigger finger if you are a Cat 4 racer!
Oh and btw, I hope that everyone noticed that Smile Pinki won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Oscars on Sunday!
- 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