I ran my first marathon in 2008. I trained specifically for it for 3 months. Since then I’ve run several more, but only as the run leg as an Ironman when I was training for triathlon, not specifically running.
It’s a similar story for the half marathons I’ve run. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve completed, but I’ve never actually trained for one like a runner. I’ve always been a triathlete showing up to a running event as part of training for an Ironman or a 70.3.
Tomorrow I’m doing the Wellington round the bays half marathon, and this one I’ve trained for. For the last 8 weeks I’ve focused specifically on running. I’ve ridden my bike a handful of times and haven’t been near the pool. I’ve done weekly speed work and longer long runs that I would normally have done.
That said, I don’t feel like I am running any better than I would normally. Maybe a run specific block needs to be longer to really make a difference, or maybe it has and I won’t know until I race tomorrow. Let’s see!
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Ironman #2. 2017. The last full Couer d’Alene race.
Last Thursday night I took part in Round 1 of the @GoZwift Community League race. A multi week league for teams. The #GreenwichTritons took part with 4 riders and 407 other male cyclists. Long story short I, somehow, won Category D🥳🥳🥳❗So I'm the fastest rider of the weakest group/category 💪💥👊😂😂.
Now I feel pressured to try to make the start line next week to defend that position 😀. Race report:
Course: NYC Everything Bagel
Men's race: 411 riders across 4 categories, from Pro/Semi-Pro cycling teams, including 4 Tritons. James, Paul, Scott and I.
37 starters. No Tritons.
Undulating course over 34.4km.
2 steep climbs of 1->1.4km with gradients reaching 16% in parts. Fast and furious from the start. Brutal climbs.
I maybe pushed a little too hard on the 1st climb (got a PB), so paid for that a little in the 1st half of the race. About mid-way I folded into a group of 4-5 riders. We stayed together until about 10km to the finish, where they dropped me. During the time in the group I saved lots of energy. From there i was conscious that my fellow Triton Scott was catching up and I was fading. I just tried to hang on till the finish line.
Final Tritons race results by w/kg category:
Cat A. 38th 48:43 James Donaldson
Cat B. 83rd 55:46 Paul Morrison
Cat C. 52nd 1:09:10 Scott Fenwick
Cat D. 1st 1:08:57 Me
I had a great time. If you want to see my suffering, link to my live stream video is in my bio.
I'll upload a highlights reel of the race once YT finishes processing it.
I wonder if @iamspecialized_tri pay attention to stuff like this 😋
Athlete Feature: Heidi embraced the multi-sport lifestyle in the mid-1970’s in Boulder, CO while in graduate school - biking across town to the campus, swimming and/or running on her lunch hour. She found the exercise provided balance between the demanding architectural studies and her monastic life. After graduation she returned to Aspen to begin her career. In February, 1978 a short paragraph in the Denver Post Sports section caught her attention. A multi-sport race had taken place in Honolulu, HI which combined three of the toughest endurance races on the island. Wondering if she could complete the distances, it took eleven years for her to find out (IM Hawaii 1989, time 11:57, age 41). Since her first triathlon in 1985, she has competed in “who knows how many” multi-sport events including 7 Ironman triathlons and numerous times a member of Team USA to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) world championships held annually in unique locations around the world. After several years of various injuries and two bouts with cancer, she plans to regain her fitness level for racing in 2019.
Hoje acordei com a CORAGEM comigo! Dei algumas aulas e depois fui pedalar na rua sozinha! Pedalei aqui pelo bairro mesmo, um ventinho gelado e um céu nublado acompanhando, agora a dança da manivela voltou aqui tá quente, tá frio, muito quente tá frio! 😹 Eitcha São Pedroca 🔥☃️ decide ai meu pai! Fiz uma hora de pedal ritmado média de 32.4km/h to encaixando o ritmo 😻
. Treinão feito na adrenalina de sempre e feliz da vida! #TODOTREINOVALE 🚴🏻♀️💗