- Saturday, July 27th - Born To Tri, Asbury Park, NJ - Sprint Distance
- Sunday, August 18th - Wilkes-Barre Triathlon - Olympic Distance
- Saturday, September 21st - ChesapeakeMan-SkipJack - Half Iron Distance (modified)
I supposed I should touch on my training, which over the past week or so has turned a corner. Prior to that, training was atrocious! The heat and humidity have been killing me and my allergies/exercise-induced asthma. All of my runs had started out great, right around 8:15/pace, then would drop off significantly over the next few miles to where I was forced to walk in order to survive (e.g. my heartrate would shoot up over 180 BPM and my breathing was very labored). From Thursday of last week through today, I have been feeling like a new man, running around 8:15/pace on my shorter runs, feeling great on the bike and even smooth in the water. I have been really using my inhaler wisely and trying to run at the right time of day.
Last night was one of my best workouts on the bike in a while. I opted to not hop on the trainer and instead did a three-loop 5.3 mile course around my neighborhood. Each lap was progressively better than the previous and I felt great the entire ride. I averaged just under 20 MPH for the entire ride (16 miles) and all of my stats were sport on (e.g. heartrate, cadence, etc.). Tonight I have a 4.5 mile run and 1,400 yd swim (probably end up doing 1,800 yds), I hope that heat doesn't kill me too much on the run.
I am ten days out from my first race in a year. Granted it is a Sprint Tri, but it is still a race and I still need to be prepared for it. This is all part of my 2014 plan and I am finally feeling like I am getting healthier and in better shape....although I can't seem to drop the weight I need to....ugh!
Catch you all later, peace out!