Well, my race this weekend was a mixed bag of results. I was faster on both the swim and the bike than the previous year and was well on my way to meeting my goal of 2:3x.......until I got to the run:( Make no mistake, there were no GI issues to blame this time. Just good ole' plain hotness! I was over 13 minutes slower on the run this year, due to the fact that heat indexes were 100+ during the run. I ended up walking which was not my plan, but I had plenty of company out there on the run. Lots of people walking, struggling just to finish. The pro's winning times were almost 7 minutes slower than last year, so I guess I can take some solace in that. On a good note, I really like the direction that my swim and bike are heading. Now I just need to get the run going in that direction.
Now that Memphis in May is over, I am in full training mode for the Cedar Point half. I will be drastically changing up my run training over the next few months in hopes of posting a decent time come Sept. 12. I have a new canister of grape EFS drink that I will be working into the program. I also have a new pair of Saucony Rides that will get there initial voyage tonight (I will be giving a review on these in a couple of weeks). No more excuses...time to get to it. Can't wait to meet my Trakkers teammates at Cedar Point! I hate that I have missed the first two parties of the season.
Train hard and keep smiling!
Bringing it Back
5 months ago