The pictures from the Florida 70.3 are available and I'm trying to figure out which one to buy. There's a couple of good ones on the run but not really any on the bike which is a bummer. Here's all the pictures..
I'm not sure what I'm going to order but the running pictures look pretty decent. The swim exit was hilarious. I was taking a big breath in preparation for the rest of the day.
I feel stronger on the bike and even stronger in the swim the last few days. I had a great cycling workout yesterday with some decent intervals. It still could be just going faster on the faster Cervelo and it's definitely lighter than my Trek 5900 which is hilarious because the 5900 was the lightest bike road bike available at the time it came out. I have to get a new cassette though because my shop didn't tell me they were putting on compact chainrings. I requested normal chainrings but I guess it got lost during the phone call. Assuming I running normal 53-39 chainrings, I had them put a 12-25 cassette on. Well, I got the bike and rode it without looking. I just felt weird that I something just didn't feel right on the speed and the amount of gears. I thought maybe i got a 12-27 cassette so I check and it was fine. I didn't think to check the chainrings until I got back from Florida and they're compact. Ugh...so now I have to get a different cassette. I looked at the gear inches and I can a decent top end and bottom end with a 11-23. A 11-21 might be a possibility because the bike is so light, I'm sure I won't be in the 23 until that last hill on Ironman Canada.
I had a good 400 yard interval session on Tuesday. I was wearing just my normal "high drag" swim trunks and was able to stay at 1:50s for all the 100s. I swam 3000 yards with the trunks this morning at 1:55 avg. This is good as I think it's about 5 seconds per 100 compared to my tri-shorts in the pool. I definitely need to start putting in some serious long swims. I feel like the half-ironman swim distance is no biggie and I need to get up to feel that way about the Ironman swim distance.
I have taken running off after still having a sore foot after an easy brick run on Monday. I'm going to rest the run for an entire week at least to knock out this injury. I need to be able to run comfortably or I'm screwed. I under 12 weeks to go so I think I have enough base that I can still get in my 18 mile run at the end of July if I can start running again late next week or the following week. I'm definitely going to put in a 2 hour brick run during the peak weeks in August to really see if I can the legs ready. My run goal has changed from a low 3 hour marathon to a 3:15 if everything goes perfect. That's just over 7 something pace which I think I can do if I can get my nutrition figured out for the run.
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