With IM Louisville in the books and not getting a slot for Kona, I am pretty much done for the rest of season. I have Turkey Day this weekend and then a few running races into the Fall, I might even jump into the Richmond Marathon but we will see how it goes. The last few days have been bad as I got a cold after the IM and it really knocked me out. On Sunday night I was falling asleep at 9:00PM and then I slept for 11 hours on Sunday night which is unheard of for me.
Training and racing for Ironman really does take a huge effort and with IM Lake Placid on the schedule in July next year I am already looking ahead to the 2010 season. I'll take a break from structured training for the next few weeks and over that period will take a good look at this season to see what I can change/work on for the winter base sessions and 2010 season. One thing is definitely to swim more and over the winter months I plan on becoming a fish.....if I can drop 5 mins on my Ironman swim that will go along way to moving up a few notches on the Age Group ladder. The rest of the training program can be looked at in more detail in future posts.
- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Coffee Ride.....Full Tilt Boogie Style
- 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