Sunday, May 31, 2009

4 Down, 3.5 to Go

Another great week of training in the books. Weekend sessions included a 13 miler on Saturday with about 12k/40 minutes of high end tempo work over very undulating terrain and today's 80 mile ride w/50 miles @ just above goal IM pace (avg. of 272/norm of 277 watts). Yes, slowly but surely I'm already preparing my body for IMFL by inserting small doses of IM pace work into the mix. HR was staying down in the high 140/low 150 zone and the watts were very easy to produce despite some residual fatigue from yesterday's run, not to mention the past 4 weeks of good training.

So... it's all coming together. Another few weeks and I'll be ready to roll for R.I. 70.3. This "crash" approach seems to be working out pretty well; Not that I have any other option if I want to race well by mid July!

We had some great results this weekend too: Nick Dufresne returned to action and won the Ludlow tri, leading wire to wire and the Donatellos (Jeff and Kat) went 2nd/5th overall (both winning their AGs) up at the King Pine Tri. Not too shabby.

The action REALLY picks up over the course of the next 2 weeks as we have athletes racing @ Mooseman (Olympic and long course), Rev3, Eagleman 70.3, Kansas 70.3, Boise 70.3 and a bunch of other locales. I expect some BIG results and even BIGGER PRs.

Game on.

Time to eat (again) hit the sack and get up/get back to work. Another big week ahead.

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