Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dreaded Race Report

Another Boston torpedoed by mother nature. I think more difficult conditions than 2004. This race seemed to take its toll on everyone. Salvaged 3:19 - a mere 30 minutes over my 2010 PR. I hope everyone has recovered okay. I am taking additional days this year. I think I need them. Ironman Mont Tremblant training will commence in 10 days. -Kyle

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bib #1981

This blog has long been left for dead. Summary; very easy training period with a lack of any real winter. It has been easy and training has gone really well. I am very LUCKY to have made corral 2. Yes, it's a bummer to not be in corral one again this year, but I will have to re-earn that privilege. Also, not feeling the pressure to Ironman train had also helped me focus this year; Ironman Mont Tremblant in August is way out there and I will have plenty of time to get on the bike after the marathon. Anyway the numbers; this week was my peak week of 110 miles. The other weeks have been 70-80, probably my highest mileage ever. Anyway, the weather whipsaw is upon us. Mother nature can't decide if it is going to be 80 degrees or 30. I will be going for it again this year. I'm sure no one is surprised. I am going more conservatively at high 2:40s, maybe 2:47ish - we'll see. Will be holding some back for the second half. I hope everyone's training has gone well. The taper period officially starts tomorrow and I will start ramping down and getting ready to race. -Kyle