>> Saturday, August 23, 2014
• ONE: My increase in bike milage (although it lacked a lot of speedwork) helped me at the tri. I think this was my 2nd fastest split in a triathlon ever, and my only better split was at the 2010 Liberty Oly (when I was biking even more than now). I was thrilled with my 22.0 split last weekend. This helps prove that (at least for me) MORE MILES are always a good thing, even if the SPEED isn't there during training. Here's what the course looked like:
Some rollers near the middle, a climb near the end, and then 35 mph back down the hill.
(That final downhill was where I passed that leap-frogging 17-year-old for the last time.)
I can't explain that dip just before mile 3. We just went into a bunch of trees, so
maybe that screwed it up? I did not slow up at that point. But I DID at the hill in the middle!
Close-up of the nasty hill in the middle. Slowing to 9:20 pace during a race? Yikes.
I captioned it: That "O" on Matt's calf doesn't stand for "Olympic." It's stands for
"OH GOD! HOW MUCH SALT DID YOU SWEAT OUT OF YOUR ASS?!? SERIOUSLY!"
Man, he's just resting on that machine? What if someone else wants to use it? What a dick.
I shared this photo a while back on my tumblr page.