My Training

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Tuesday - July 22

Monday - July 21

Run
  • 1h 37m 39s
  • 12.00 miles
  • 08m 08s /Mi

Heat index was 106 in the shade when I started. I knew legs would be a little tired from yesterdays effort and with the heat I had to slow it down a little.

Sunday - July 20

Swim
  • 17m 09s
  • 1094.00 yards
  • 01m 34s /100 yards

Good swim. Had some good feet for the first 500M.

Bike
  • 1h 02m 33s
  • 23.27 miles
  • 22.32 Mi/hr

CLIMB: 1,194ft
AP: 252

4th fastest bike overal. Really happy with the average power over a hilly course. I knew coming out of the water I would be chasing Dustin. The question was whether or not I'd catch him on the bike or not until the run. I caught him with 3 miles to go on the downhill back into town. I debated just staying back and then going by him on the run but decided I wanted to let him know I caught him.

Run
  • 29m 18s
  • 4.40 miles
  • 06m 39s /Mi

Very happy to push the run pace, and more importantly glad I did not cramp after a pretty strong bike effort.

This was a really fun race because Dustin and I were neck and neck out of T2. I was about 20 yards ahead of him coming out of T2 and I could tell his plan was to get ahead of me. I started with an easy 6:53 pace on the first mile. He went by me 3/4 of a mile in on a downhill/uphill dip. As he went by me I told him I felt like crap and that I wouldn't hang with him. Well, I was playing with him a little because I actually felt pretty good and decided to stay with him. I stayed 10 yards behind him so he knew I was there.

My initial plan was to stay right there until we got to 1 mile left. At about 2 miles in we were on very slight uphill and I knew after the turn we'd have a slight downhill for a while. I decided to make my move right there at mile 2 and dropped the hammer to see if I could create a gap. As I went by him I could hear he was breathing pretty hard and right there I felt like I had him if I just held the pace. I got 30 yards ahead of him by the downhill turn and then really turned it on. He had no response and I just kept pushing the pace. Once we got to the last mile marker I took a peak back and didn't see him and knew I had executed exactly the way I wanted to and ended up beating him by 40 seconds.

One of the most fun races I've done as it is fun to race someone until the end. I also feel like I proved to myself again that if I dig deep and have my head in the right spot I can still push my body. Something I'll keep in mind at my next IM.

First race in a really long time that I am happy with. Strong in all 3 disciplines and dug deep during the run.

6th place overall and really used some strategy on the run.

  • RACE DAY: Marble Falls Triathlon

Saturday - July 19

Bike
  • 1h 09m 15s
  • 21.01 miles
  • 18.20 Mi/hr

AP: 177

Super easy pre-race ride. Back to long Saturday rides after my race tomorrow.

Friday - July 18

Swim
  • 50m
  • 2500.00 yards
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Workout #3B – 2500 yards/meters

4 x 100 (swim, kick, pull, swim)

6 x 100 pull on base

300 free on base
4 x 100 free on base (descending, each one getting faster)
2:00 break
300 free on base
4 x 100 free on base (descending, each one getting faster)

100 easy cool down

Run
  • 58m 15s
  • 8.01 miles
  • 07m 16s /Mi

High today was 78 degrees and it was awesome running in these temps. Easy run and I felt great without the brutal heat.

Thursday - July 17

Bike
  • 58m 26s
  • 18.23 miles
  • 18.72 Mi/hr

AP: 190

Happy to be alive after this ride. Climbing a hill and my chain sliped as I got out of the saddle. All my weight went on the bars and they slipped. I went over the front and was fortunate to not swerve left into traffic and I did not hit the guardrail or post sticking out. I finally hit the ditch and went right over the bars into the dirt. Not a scratch.

VERY LUCKY!

Wednesday - July 16

Swim
  • 50m
  • 2500.00 yards
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Workout #2B – 2500 yards/meters

4 x 100 (swim, kick, pull, swim)

2 x 100 pull on base
2 x 50 pull on base
2 x 100 pull on base

300 free on base
2 x 150 free on base
3 x 100 free on base
2 x 150 free on base
300 free (all out)

100 easy cool down

Run
  • 48m 34s
  • 6.38 miles
  • 07m 36s /Mi

Easy run. Ran the last 1/2 mile hard at 6:27 pace cuz I was feelin good. :-)

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Upcoming races

  • Jack's Generic Triathlon - Intermediate Course (Triathlon)
    8/3/2014 Pflugerville, Texas

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