Enough of this long distance Ironman stuff....for two days anyway! Let's get some speed in here and see if we can wake up the fast-twitch muscles that must be lurking somewhere. This Saturday I am racing at the Diamond in the Rough International Distance triathlon, which comprises a 1 mile swim, 27 mile bike and a 5 mile run. Then on Sunday seeing that the race is a five minute ride from the house, I am racing the Dawg Days Crit. So has anyone got any speed that I can borrow?
The triathlon will be interesting as I am ditching the wetsuit and using my Xterra speedsuit for the first time in preparation for IM Louisville. At Louisville the water is always too warm for a wetsuit and so they are not allowed. Speedsuits are kind of like what the pool swimmers wear and provide a smoother, faster surface than a hairy chest or a tri-top :-) I'm pretty sure the water will be close to 78 degrees tomorrow so wetsuits may not be legal....race directors are always a bit sketchy on this as most people want to wear the wetsuit and so you might find the temp. is measured at 77.9999999 degrees! I did this race as my 2nd ever tri back in 2005 and so it will be good to see how I have progressed since then.....
Dawg Days on Sunday will just be a good workout. I have no expectations and plan on doing a 3-4 hour warmup earlier in the day on the TT bike. I don't have any crit race fitness to speak of at the moment and I will just try and help teammates as much as possible....we have our ace in the pack! It will also be a chance to get out on the road bike as I think it has been feeling a bit neglected of late :-)
After the weekend it is back onto the last 5 week block before the taper for IMKY....lets hope we get some hot and humid weather for race preparation.
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Movember Effort
- End of year summary for 2020. It ended up being my biggest year in a long time (since I was cycling to work in the UK) and certainly helped by not having to commute into D.C for 9 months. Now the trick will be trying to replicate in coming years as (or if) the commute returns. I definitely respond well to higher volume and that will be important as I look to some future goals. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #strava #triathlon #swimbikerun #cycling #ultramantri #ironmantri
- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd