Saturday, August 2, 2008

TC on! More training & prep for the Lowell Tri.

TC got some love from a few days ago. You can check out the article here. It's really well written and I think it accurately shows Tim's passion for the sport and his genuine desire to help athletes of all ability levels reach their full potential. Heath Gollnick's Ironman success really shows his versatility as his coach. He has certainly helped Jarrod and me perform at a top level in ITU racing, and Alicia is completely cleaning up on the non-drafting circuit this year. Tim is constantly self-experimenting with new ways to get faster by training smarter, not necessarily harder, and I think I'm a testament to this. So check out the article!

Today was my first truly easy day since Monday of last week. My base phase is going well and I can feel myself adjusting to the longer, more strength oriented training. I put in a 22 hour week last week and am on the same pace this week. I've been eating a ton and find myself hungry practically all the time - I'm sure I'm burning some mega calories. I've oddly had a lot of trouble sleeping this week. It's been tough for me to fall asleep, and I'm barely averaging 7.5 hours per night. Hopfeully that will pass. I need recovery!

Tomorrow is the Lowell YMCA triathlon. I know the course like the back of my hand and I can't wait to race. The gun will go off at 8 AM and the distances are 1500m/22 miles/6 miles. It should be fun. My dad is racing the sprint which starts an hour later at 9 AM. We're going to have a race to see who crosses the line first :) Also racing the sprint will be Brian Hughes from Fastsplits and Pat Wheeler, who is fresh off a 10:02 Ironman debut in Placid a couple weeks ago. Who knew the Lowell triathlon would get so popular!

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