Whoa....Ironman St George is almost upon me as I sit here it is 10 days to go until May 5th! All the training is done and I feel as though it went pretty well. Having never done an Ironman this early in the season only time will tell but the workouts have been solid.
I had a couple of good confidence boosters in races, a 1hr 16min half-marathon in March and an overall win at the Rumpass in Bumpass Sprint Triathlon just a week ago. The new bike fit has been absolutely awesome and I wish I had changed my position way sooner! The switch to 165mm cranks has really improved my comfort over long distances on the bike as well as my efficient when running off the bike.
I never got round to showing the March training totals so here goes:
Swim: 9hrs 25mins 16.37miles 532 TSS
Bike: 37hrs 26mins 699.87miles 2105.9 TSS
Run: 16hrs 01min 137.80miles 1263.2 TSS
Fortunately I was able to get a solid "home" training camp for a week during March which was in amazing weather (for March) and that really set up the March training block.
I promise an April update and photos from St George will come shortly!
- 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