The good weather is finally forecast for the weekend and it's time to start building up to the big races later in the season. I essentially have two (2) 'A' races this year, which are Eagleman 70.3 in June, and then Ironman Louisville at the end of August. It's time to get serious and get into full-on 70.3m/Ironman training mode...the base of winter and spring has been set and it's time to go long!
In that regard, this weekend is planned for the next step up to bigger/harder sessions. Saturday will be 4.5hr brick workout (4hrs bike and 30min run) and then Sunday is Carl Dolan. I am doubling up in the Cat 3/4 and Cat 4/5 races, so that should be a good workout, but then I plan on riding home to add another hour or so. This is the first weekend of the build and so gradually the bricks will work up to 6hrs (100miles/6miles) or so by the time that Ironman gets close.
The only trouble is trying to keep the speed for bike racing and 70.3m triathlons but then to have the endurance and durability for the Ironman as well. It's bit of a juggling act, but the key is Eagleman on June 14th, which then leaves a solid 12 weeks to IM Louisville. It will be fun......
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
- A throwback for #timetrialtuesday, my last #ironmantri at Louisville in 2013. This year was going to be my "comeback" to the Ironman distance but it will have to wait until 2021. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #2021goals #pactimo #gurucycles #ironmanlouisville
- Made the most of the morning and had a chilled #solosunday ride. No intervals, no plan...just time outdoors! After a stressful week at work it was much needed.... . . . #parvillacycles #gorewear #gopro #cyclinglife #alwaysevolve #specialized #IFB
- 3 months of no swimming and I have to say that I am beginning to miss it. Don't get me wrong I like swimming but I don't like the process of the swim (drive to pool etc). It will be back before we know it as will races.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #ironmantri #triathlon #swimming #triathlete #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining