Tool time! Taper time!
My training for this year began on February 1st for my Racing for Recovery Tri in June and continued on after that. Since that time,
- I’ve logged 673 miles in my Brooks in 91 hours, 21 minutes
- That’s the 13.1 mile distance more than 51 times
- I’ve logged 2,181 miles on the bike in 120 hours, 2 minutes
- That’s the 56 mile distance nearly 39 times.
- I only logged 2,612 miles in all of 2009
- I’ve logged 9, 50+ mile rides
- I biked my first century
- I’ve logged 85.13 miles in the pool in 48 hours, 26 minutes
- That’s the 1.2 mile distance nearly 71 times.
- PR-ed the Marathon distance with a 3:34 in April
- Semi-PR-ed the HIM distance at Racing for Recovery (shortened course)
My goals for Steelhead are as follows:
- Log an official 70.3 PR on a full course. Ideally in the 5:20 – 5:30 range. (I finished in 6:08 last year)
- Don’t bonk on the run. I’d love to see an 8:00 minute pace (or better) for the run. (I completely bonked last year and moseyed in with a 2:14 run split)
- Have fun!
Here’s to hoping I don’t go taper crazy!
Lastly, a prayer of thanksgiving as Jennie walked away unscathed from a potentially serious car accident today. The last thing I wanted to see when I got home from my bike ride was a text message mentioning the accident and missed call from her. Some bone head was in the left turn lane of a 55mph road and decided he didn’t want to turn anymore so he turned back into the flow of traffic leaving Jennie no choice but to slam on her brakes and skid out onto a side street. The two cars behind her didn’t share her cat like reflexes and it ended up being a 4 car accident. Thankfully Jennie was unharmed and although less important, the car had very little damage; a couple of scratches and some paint transfer. I’m glad to see that her guardian angel was on duty and paying attention! I can’t imagine what I would do without her!