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It’s 13 days till Eagleman 70.3. That means 3 more serious race specific workouts in the 2nd peak week, and then race week prep. Training has gone pretty well considering I was working an average of 50 hours per week during the majority of training. It’s hard not to go into panic training mode, especially now in the peak weeks of the training plan which only include harder race specific workouts about every 3 days with recovery workouts in between. I’ve never used a training plan that incorporated the peak training phase, so I guess we’ll see how it works. But lets talk about the race….
Swim: 1.2 miles
The swim should be interesting. Ocean swim with a high probability that the water will be too warm for a wetsuit. Not my favorite scenario, but it is what it is. The swim may not be wetsuit legal, but swimskin is totally legal. It might not help me float, but hopefully it will give me a bit more speed. Either way it looks pretty cool, and lets be honest that’s all that matters…hahaha. Apparently there is also a high likelihood of jellies. This could be interesting.
Bike: 56 miles
The bike portion will probably be windy, and the temp will probably start to climb during the bike. The course is pretty flat and country roads, nothing new here. Tested out my new Rudy Project sunglasses which will be a great upgrade from my older glasses that continually slid down my nose…..annoying. Super excited to have the sponsorship from Rudy Project to help solve this problem.
Run: 13.1 miles
The run will be HOT! Luckily it’s been getting a lot warmer here in the south, and that is a very good thing. Did a race specific workout the other day, and planned it so I would start the run around the same time I will be starting the run on race day. It worked out perfectly and was a good way to get a feel for race-like conditions. Also tested out some Roctane GU Energy gel on the run. Worked out pretty well in the heat, and with the added sodium in the Roctane it will come in handy on race day. Unfortunately it is too far out to predict weather conditions, but we’ll see. Preparing for the worst, but hoping for a freakishly cold day in Maryland.
Hopefully it will turn out to be a great day.