I just raced my first “A” race of the season yesterday, the NJ State AquaBike, in excessive heat on a shortened (750 m swim/13.9 mile bike) course and finished 8th woman. Very happy with my results given the conditions and the fact that I never really got my wits about me on the bike and was quite happy to not crash out because I was so dizzy.
My next “A” race is the AC half iron AquaBike on Sept 15th. I feel like I need to rebuild a bit so I am looking at doing 4 weeks (the first 4) of the half iron build phase and then the last 4 weeks of the half iron specialty phase leading in to this race. Obviously I remove the runs, as I am doing an aquabike.
I would like opinions on if this sounds like a valid way to go and/or if you might have other suggestions.
I am 54 year old woman with and watts/kg is 2.32 I believe at the moment. Many thanks!