Sunday, May 23, 2010
wrapping up another fine week!
saturday and then another strong ride of 50 miles in the flats this morning and the legs felt really good for both rides. i seriously live for these awesome weekend rides! i may not be saying that come late july/early august when i have to start dragging the TT bike up there for the long rides and then running after. that's gonna hurt but it's what i have to do to get ready for the iron distance race in october. on that note,
floridian ultra, which is an iron distance race. for my friends who are new to this, the distances for this race are as follows: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. and yes, that's all in one day! i will have 17.5 hours to finish it, which i think is plenty of time. here is a brief description of the race from the race website:
Florida's original iron-distance triathlon, the Great Floridian Triathlon XX. The GFT celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2010 and this will be one race you do not want to miss. Weekend events also include an intermediate Distance Triathlon with a 2K swim, 60K Bike and a 15K Run along with a Super Sprint Triathlon with a 200 yard swim, 8 mile bike and a 2 mile run.
Clermont, Florida is located 20 miles from Orlando and is often called The World Triathlon Destination. Major Central Florida tourist attractions are minutes away making this race an ideal family destination. Awards are presented 10 deep in most age divisions and each participant receives a participant t-shirt, race packet, commemorative water bottle and poster, free post-race massage, Pasta Dinner, Breakfast of Champions, Awards Brunch, swim cap, post-race refreshments, complete race results and other goodies. Official individual finishers will receive a special 20th Anniversary Great Floridian finisher's medal and T-shirt.
i also plan on doing the half iron distance race in september that is put on by the same race director but i have not officially signed up for it yet.
september has personally been a bad month for races because of hurricane threats, tropical storms, tropical depressions, etc...so i'm going to wait this one out until the race date gets closer, but it is written in pen on my calendar. thanks to everyone for your comments/advice on my last post. i am definitely going to do this race. i think it will be a great confidence builder and will help me fine tune my nutrition and hydration. here is a brief description of this race from their website:
a great tune-up for other late season long course races including the Great Floridian.
i'm sure there will be one or two olympic distance tri's in there as well.
did you miss my numbers for the week last sunday? i didn't even bother posting them since it was pretty insignificant because of having to taper down. here is this week by the numbers:
total time: 3:00:00
total distance: 22.5 mi.
total time: 13:02:00
total distance: 260.1 mi.
total time: 1:50:00
total distance: 5100 m.
weights and abs x 2
i hope everyone had a great weekend and i hope the work week flies by because i am so ready for the long, holiday weekend!! lots and lots of riding to do.