Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May Oh My Oh

Yes, it's the middle of June and yes, I'm just now getting around to the May wrap-up. Sorry, I've been busy! My May summary must start out with a link to the Massive and Awesome IMTX Race Report! I'm now an IronMan and the race report will tell you all about it. The short version is that it was amazing and that I'm totally ready to go again.

I got back on the horse much more quickly this time as compared to my original HIM where I took two months off and almost turned back into a slug! I started swimming almost immediately after I got back from Texas and I've been running quite a bit also.  I've only been on the bike once, but that's about to change as I have several rides planned for this week.

The other thing that I've done since Texas is that I put together my calendar for the remainder of the year.  I've been working on this and thinking about it and I finally have it all laid out.

June 8 - Leg 1 of the Laurel Highlands 50K relay (yes, I know this is already past)
July 28 - Pittsburgh Triathlon (international distance)
September 8 - Rev3 Cedar Point (Half Rev)
October 27 - Marine Corp Marathon

With this schedule in mind, I've been looking for training plan / coaching options. Obviously what I want is something that can be customized for my specific race schedule.  I'm currently testing a couple of options and I will write up some sort of update once I make a decision.

On to the numbers:
Swim: 8.34 miles, 2.4 of which were in IMTX
Bike: 302 miles, 112 of which were in IMTX and
Run: 83 miles, 26.2 of which were IMTX.

Personal Records:
Since May was my first IronMan I had PRs across each sport and the event itself.
IronMan 12:36:00
Swim 2.4 - 1:34:30
Bike 112 - 5:58:51
Run 26.2 - 4:44:39

I don't have any open goals, so it's time for some new ones. I'm really looking forward to Pittsburgh as I think I can take a big chunk of time off of my International Distance PR. My training has not been going as well as I would like, but since I'm starting from such a different position than last year, I think I can slice 15 or 20 minutes off of my time. I'll write up something more specific as it gets closer to race day and I have a better feel for my current fitness.

That's all folks! Thanks for reading and I hope your training and racing are going well.


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