On the start line, two-time and reigning Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington, reigning 70.3m World Champion and from Bowie.....Iain Banks. Yeah, my name doesn't quite have the same draw as the two former names on the start list for the Columbia Triathlon this Sunday. The pro field sure is stacked (Riche Cunningham, both Lovatos, Wassner, etc) and it would be good to actually watch, just a shame that I am racing while they are!
This week has been cool....off work and training hard. I am just training through the race this weekend and so shall be interesting to see what kinda of time I can put up. Last year I came 4th in Age Group (29th overall) and went under 2hrs 10mins......it might be a push this year to beat that time, but we shall see.
- 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
- 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
- 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