There are a number of reasons that I want to get the National Marathon over and done with:
a) It's the true start of the racing season.
b) Because I know that it is gonna hurt.
c) I want to know how the training has been progressing.
d) I can get on with a specific bike training block.
At the moment d) is probably the most critical in terms of the upcoming triathlon season. The winter weather put a bit of a dent in the bike training in terms of long rides and I still feel behind in that respect.
After tomorrow, it will be full-on into the bike block. Basically it will be biking, biking, biking with the added fun of introducing bricks into the workouts for the first time this year. Those bricks will keep the running ticking along, swimming will be in the mornings but I need to get the mileage in.
The other reason for wanting to get the marathon done is that I have a cool appointment after the race......more about that next week :-)
- Impromptu Bowie Isolation Marathon
- 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
- 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
- First cross race of the season at #AACX today....always a tough race when you are the race director as well but had a solid race for 4th in the Elite Masters. . . . . . #IFB #cyclocross #parvillacycles #vandessel #tifosioptics #pactimo #industrynine