No this isn't related to the V TV series (either the current version or the 80's one), but it is the 5th element of long-distance triathlon. The common 4 are:
All are critical for success in long-distance triathlon but the 5th element has arisen in recent years with the growth of the internet, social marketing and importantly blogs and twitter etc. No longer do you get to race and just race not really knowing who is in your field or what results people have had this season.
Now, you go to a race and through the various social marketing outlets you know exactly what form people are in, how they have prepared for the race, what their season results have been and what they are expecting to do.
So just for reference my training has been lousy the last few weeks, not feeling it at all, if I ride away on the bike just let me go as I will probably just blow up and walk the run :-)
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- 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
- 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
- Coffee Ride.....Full Tilt Boogie Style