I’m two weeks away from the Outlaw Trail 100 and my plan is to use this event to get a feel for how difficult a 112 mile bike ride will be in the Ironman. Considering that it’s early in the season, anything beyond 80 miles without injury will be fine.
I’ve been working on my bike position so that I’m both aerodynamic for speed but comfortable enough to endure 112 miles. I think I’ve got it right where I want it but will find out for certain during my next event.
I’ll soon be trying my new Audio Fuel bike workouts with Chrissie Wellington (Ride Faster Series). If they are as difficult as the running workouts (Run Faster Series) then I’m in for quite a ride.. but I do believe interval training is the key to extending metabolic threshold.
I’ve been getting so many views on my Garmin Bike Mount page that I promised I would post additional photos of the mounting system. The new photos have been posted to the original page. It’s a simple, clean way to mount the Forerunner 910XT to my bike and easily remove it for the run.
My overall training plan is to continue increasing intensity levels across all 3 sports until I’m 6 months from the Ironman. At that point, I will begin a formal 6-month training plan until the event is 13 weeks away. I will then switch to a more intense 13-week plan designed to improve my overall performance in the Ironman.
My new triathlon suit arrived.. looking forward to trying it out!