At last the signs of Spring are here and so is the race season. As per usual I am starting my season off with the B&A Trail half marathon which takes place on Sunday. I have been running this race for the past 5 years or so and it really is a good way to get an initial feedback on how the training over the past few months has gone.
I'm not really sure what I will get on Sunday as training has certainly been a bit up and down since the start of the year. Fortunately I have had a solid run base over the past 5 weeks and I am hoping that those weeks will pull me through. Last year I came third overall with a 1hr 16mins time and to get that again I would be well pleased. That time this year may be a little out of reach but we will see.
All training at the moment is building towards the first A race of the year at the end of March with the Duathlon "Long" Course Nationals in Alabama. This means a big focus on shorter threshold and tempo efforts rather than the longer endurance sessions. Once Nationals is gone then it is into the longer races for the rest of the year.....
Can't wait to get going......
- 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
- Wilderness 101 2019......hot, hot, hot
- 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