Another week of successful training and mostly successful nutrition, but still a long way to go…
I’ve added a blog entry about my recent Shanghai Ironman 70.3 race. A short summary is as follows:
Swam like a idiot, biked fast with quite a few cheaters, peed myself on the run, missed World Champs qualification by 2 positions. Good day all round!
Oh man. Congrats. But you think a 70.3 is an all-out race? It’s something I always say about the sprint distance (and like about it). Having never gone longer than 70.3 (and having raced the middle distance just 3 times in my 25 triathlons), I find it really long and certainly not balls out from gun to tape. I’m not nearly as fast as you (up to 36 km/h and 4:48 run pace in a half), but I suspect the same can be said about our respective performances in shorter distances
That’s a fair point @kajet! I suppose ‘balls out’ is relative in this case. I was looking at it from the point of view of an Ironman-distance race, where the early stages of the bike feel like an easy Sunday morning ride! It’s hard not to think of effort being the maximum I can sustain over the entire race distance rather than just hammering it these days.
For true balls out, I do enjoy a good short duathlon or 10k road race.
Living in Japan, a trip to the hot spring is always a good balls out option as well!
I started writing a blog this week. It’s about how I picked up cycling in my late twenties (in Sweden) and ended up riding at elite level and living in Guatemala: https://suecoguatemalteco.blogspot.com/
I think it’s fun to write down memories and thoughts and it’s also a great way for me to practice and improve my English. Still struggling with feeling egocentric
After racing for almost 10 years, only taking it marginally seriously for most of that time - I finally earned my first win this weekend!
I have restarted my TT training at 60+ blog - I have a new found enthusiasm after a bit of a break during summer last year
A tiny bit off topic but just wondering:
for those who are documenting their journey, how many visitors/views do you get per post?
I think you document it mainly for yourself but I do wonder about the response/feedback/views you get from people outside of your social circle.
So if you have any stats on that, could you please share it with me?
I get between 300-500 page views a month. Granted since I haven’t done much in 2 years, it’s slowly declining.
Just updated my blog. I’ve been slacking on writing.