Shaking Off the Cobwebs

At last! I have logged my first week of riding a bike after nine months of not riding.  It was a mix of fun, pain, climbing, being dropped 3 times, and the dreadful indoor spinner session.  After finishing the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship I decided to sell my TT bike and start fresh if I came back.  After collecting pennies for a few months I managed to get the money to buy a Giant TRC Advance.  A road bike? Yes, correct and I love it.  Both my mental sanity and my body realized that training over 10,000 miles on a TT bike was just too much.  It is no doubt easier and much less strenuous to be training on a road bike most of the time. I will eventually get a TT bike later this year if all goes as planned.

For now I am getting my body conditioned to officially start training for my first race, IRONMAN Texas in April.  IRONMAN Texas will be a “warm up” race to see how my body is doing with training, nutrition and meeting my goal of a sub-9 hour IRONMAN.  I don’t believe I’ll follow any kind of training plan until September, giving me seven and half months of focused training.  Nonetheless, I’ve started recording everything I am doing during my conditioning phase.  My goal is simple, to record and give an in-depth look into training to qualify as an are grouper for Kona or complete an IRONMAN.  Last year was my first year going to Kona, I had won 1st place at IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene in my age group and 5th overall.  2018 will be different in that my goal is to break sub-9 and not focused soling on making a slot for Kona.  However, the training will be just as hard as it was in 2016, if not harder.

So here is last week’s statistics broken down for everyone.  If you have questions please email me or find me on any of the social media links at the bottom of the page.  Enjoy.

 

High Way 33 Climb