After the beating I took while riding on Sunday (see photos here), I wasn't feeling too confident about the form coming into Eagleman on June 14th. Fortunately, it must have been due to dehydration or something like that (it was hot standing at Clarendon Cup all day on Saturday), as the rest of the workouts this week have been spot on. The primary workouts were the Tuesday D-Ville hammer/brick where the bike and run were race pace sessions, and then due to the weather a 90min descending pace treadmill session last night. After those workouts I feel much better about the race and am getting anxious to rock 'n' roll. When you get this close to 'A' races so much stuff starts going through the head, you just need to relax and trust in your training and preparation.
This year at Eagleman, there are two qualifying spots in my age group for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, and as usual the competition will be hot. Every year that I have raced this event the slots have been accepted by the first two finishers in the age group. If they are not accepted the slots roll down until they are accepted. To get top two I think I will need the race of my life, but it isn't outside the realm of possibility, I was 6th last year.
Training wise, the tapering starts tomorrow and on Sunday it looks as though we may pre-ride some of the course again.....you never be prepared enough!
- 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
- In the world of COVID restrictions not all #coffeeride stops are glamorous! Rode out to @riseupcoffee in Edgewater, awesome coffee as always but with limited capacities it was had while basking in the morning sun in the parking lot. Life could be worse.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #riseupcoffee #iridespecialized #cycling #cyclingphotos #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #ultramantri #xterratri
- Time to start going long. Getting 15miles in close to home and no need to stop for traffic or lights! Races are approaching..... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #xterratriathlon #ultramantri #running #ironmanmaryland #wahooligan
- Happy Anniversary to the best parents anyone could ever want....51 years and counting! ❤ . . . #valentinesday #weddinganniversary #honeymoonisland #IFB