Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Florida



So I know it was a long time since my last post things have still been really busy. I am now in Clermont Florida, the T.I.T (triathlete in training) of the world.


The drive was uneventfull Nat and I did the drive in 2 days staying at one of his buddies house in Houston.


I have been there for about 2 weeks now the first week was with the personal best training camp with most of the juniors from our C3 team. I always like training with the juniors they are full of energy and it always seems a lot easier to get up for the workouts because of their energy.


I had my first race of the year 3 days after I got to Clermont, it was called the Florida Great Escape, 2 days before I finally got my new bike, I knew it was going to be a good race as soon as I saw it.


I ended up winning the race and felt pretty good, Nat had a hard fought 3rd, which was awesome concidering he had not done a triathlon in 13 years.


Since then Nat and I have put in more big hours, I just did my first 100km running week summed up by a mock half ironman at lake louisa where Nat, Tyler Lord and I hammered out a big day. I was fine until about the 14km mark when I started to get tired. At the end I had some type of knee tightness so there has been a lot of water running in the last few days.


Well that is about it for now, I leave for Oceanside Cali, in a week for the half ironman, I think it is going to be a good day based off the mock race, I really think I can challenge for a podium spot. I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Hey, so I know it has been a while since I last updated but we have been so busy training I just have not had the time or the energy to write anything new.



I just finished 3 weeks of 30+ hours of training, by far the 3 longest weeks of my life but I feel great now having done it. I am at the lightest weight of the last 4 years at around 164 and I am able to run for 2 hours without having to take a few days off, something I have never been able to do.



We have put in a couple of epic days, we did one ride to Mammoth with 4x10km hard efforts with a total ride of 127km then immediatly into a 90min run. I have done that type of day a few times including the 'make Yorke hurt' ride up the infamous Mt. Lemmon where by the end Andrew Yorke was in pieces with his lights out.



So I am really happy with where my fitness is right now as we are prepairing for our trip to Florida tomorrow with our first race of the year this sunday at Lake Louisa State Park.



Oh yeah I am also getting my two new bikes, the specialized Transition and the S-Works Tarmac. Can't wait!!!!!!



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