Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chinook 1/2 Ironman results

This blog will mostly be about running / triathlon.

This week:
Swim 5500 m
Bike 263 km
Run 40.5 km

As I approach the halfway point in the year I am well on pace for some great training volumes compared to my previous years.

YTD:
Swim 62 km (20 hrs)
Bike 2811 km (95 hrs)
Run 1104.5 km (88 hrs)

Last Saturday (June 23) I had a great race at the Chinook 1/2 IM race. While it was dubbed as provincial championships there were a few key competitors in my new age bracket of 40-49 not in attendance. However, it still served as a great return from triathlon retirement. After the depressing experience of IM Utah in 2002 it was good to return with a solid race.

Race Results here

I decided that based on how I felt on Sunday and Monday I probably didn't race the run as hard as I could have. I know I am capable of much more especially given how well I have been running longer races like the marathon this year. I definitely worked the swim pretty hard. The bike wasn't soft either given that is my achilles heel in tri's. I PB'd my bike split on a pretty tough course and the Garmin GPS verified the distances accurately.