Wednesday, April 15, 2009

16 days

XTERRA West in 16 days. An entire off-season and 12 weeks of training have passed me by and there is still so much I want to accomplish before my first "A" race of the year. I think it will always feel this way.....On the wish list is a new tri suit, goggles, dialed in nutrition, and some bike work. Damn.

27:00, 1,600 in the pool today. Right around a 1:40/100 pace. I was hoping for a little faster split than that, but I am still training in my heavy board shorts so I figure that adds quite a bit of drag over 1600. I felt confident with the distance which is more what it was about.

This week was supposed to be a rest week, but I've been toying with some training instead. Monday I lifted hard at the gym and Tuesday I rode the trainer and didn't lift. This morning I only swam, so far it is an easier week. Thursday I'm hoping to hit up SoMo for a gnarly brick workout biking/running only hills. Rumor has it that XTERRA West has some nasty elevation changes.

I've been selling a ton of stuff on eBay to build funds for a new bike. It's looking like a cyclocross bike may be in my future. I'd use it mostly for commuting/training and then I'd swap out some tires for the 1/2 IM later this year. I'm getting more excited about completing a 1/2 IM this year than about XTERRA.

3 comments:

Slater Fletcher said...

Best of luck @ the West CUP! Wish I could make it.

I just did my first 70.3 and it is AWESOME!! I am sure you will enjoy the day.

Zippy said...

1:40's in board shorts!? That's my race pace in a wetsuit! Punk...

XTERRA 29er said...

I'd trade my swim for your bike any day!