- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- First day of #swimbikerun since March....pool reopened this week but looks like no one else knew, it was empty! . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #triathlon #ironmantri #swimming #triathlete #gopro #xterratriathlon
- 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
- 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
Monday, June 8, 2009
Lets Do This Again.....
For the second weekend in a row we headed out to the Eagleman course and pre-rode most of it, only cutting off one section so that we could check the Church Creek course for this weeks time trial (beware of the rumble strips along the edge of MD 16). Don't forget that registration for the TT ends this Wednesday see here
The ride this week was much better than last, I concentrated on some solid race pace efforts rather than trying to follow Ace and Stu on their 20 min intervals. I also made sure that I checked the course and wind directions, meaning that I will have a good sense of where the headwinds and tailwinds will be....although on race day they always feel like headwinds! Nothing else left to do now other than rest up, make sure that nutrition and hydration is spot on this week, and get mentally prepared to make the mind and body suffer. Long distance triathlon is definitely a huge mental game and can play a huge part in the final result on the day. You know that it is going to hurt but everyone else is too and you have to keep that in mind. Those that can push through the pain will generally succeed.....Mind over Matter!