Racing

2014 Race Schedule Finalized

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My 2014 race schedule is complete, although some exact dates are missing. This season I will attempt my first full-distance Ironman.  Thankfully that is not until August.  The ‘Priority B’ races are all my training races.  Per my training objectives,…

Iceman: The Day Has Arrived

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Iceman Cometh is this Saturday.  My training is complete.  There is nothing more I can do, other than maybe an easy ride tomorrow and Friday to keep the legs warm.  I’m not sure what to expect Saturday.  After some hard…

Race #3: Yankee Springs TT

First mountain bike race of the season under my belt.  I was slower this year than previous years, and even though I expected that, the reality is still disappointing.  My Garmin race time is 1:56 for the two laps, which…

Race Comparison: Pacing

I was reading an article on how to pace an Ironman race and it got me thinking about my own pacing statistics.  So I went on TrainingPeaks and compiled the information based on race type/distance.  I only picked from 2012…

Escape From Alcatraz: The Run

The latest newsletter covered the run course.  I don’t know too much about it other than there are two very big hills which includes some sort of long stair climb up the dunes. “The run course of this event can…

Escape From Alcatraz: The Bike

I started with the swim newsletter, which you can read here. Now it’s time to move on to the bike portion of the race. The newsletter starts out discussing the weather.  This race is normally in June, but moved to…

Escape From Alcatraz: The Swim

The race director does a great job sending out newsletters about the March 3 event.  The first newsletter discussed the overall schedule of the event.  The second newsletter discusses the big item: The swim.  The picture below gives you an…

2013 Race Schedule Finalized

Assuming the world does not end in a couple days, my 2013 race schedule looks pretty good.  The race season starts off with a beauty: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in SF.  After that a nice dirt road race and a…

Running: Benchmark Workouts

This is from an article in Runners World magazine written by Ed Eyestone.  Purpose of benchmark workouts are to measure your fitness and hone in your speed. The workouts are based on goal race distance: Marathon 16 miles at race…