Race results are finally up from Saturday. If the race was an actual DU, I would have won my AG - out of only 4 doing the Du ;) I don't know if/when I will get to doing a race report, but here are the splits:
Run 1 (3.1 miles) - 23m 47s (7:40/mile)T1 - 2m 29sBike (56 miles) - 2h 51m 17s (19.62/mph)T2 - 3m 40s (they were serving Starbucks :P )Run 2 (13.1 miles) - 1h 56m 03s (8:52/mile)Total: 5h 17m 14s
Back at home for 2 days after hotel stays outside of Lake Anna, Virginia (for the race) and College Park, Maryland (for work). I still haven't seen results from Saturday's race, but I posted approximate guesses on times. My body was very beat up and tired yesterday. The past 2 weekends of hard races took their toll on me physically. I haven't been that sore since I took up tri training. The only other time I remember feeling like that was during my initial cycle of marathon training. I hope that means I am getting stronger. I feel a little better today. Deserved or not, this week is going to be a huge step back week. and honestly it couldn't come at a better time. Lot's of travel over the next 8 days (business and family obligation) and very little time for long training. I will get in what I can when I can. Run and swim planned today.
Slow nooner run to get the lactic buildup out. Didn't work - dead legs.
Easy nooner run. Nothing else until Saturday.
Yes, I am doing the Du. Skipping the swim in 53 degree water will not make me any less of an IronMan when I cross the finish line in June - that is all that matters. Saturday will be a simple training day, with zero emphasis on time.
I apologize now for the fact that I will not be able to check in too often over the next couple of weeks. Travel is going to be insane. I will log my limited work-outs and where abouts, but that is probably it. I guess I will call this a step back period. Starting tomorrow, I think I am staying in 6 different hotels over a 13 day time period. Should be fun - ugghhh!