So the other weekend I was asked by our neighbors if I wanted to do a charity 5k for a local elementary school. Since I needed to do an all out 5k for my upcoming Ironman Texas training plan I figured, why not!! I had a great race throwing down 21:3x and for me to average a 7:08 pace is pretty good. I haven’t seen that kind of pace since 2006ish. While I was there and talking post race, I kinda got suckered into volunteering to race the Oilman 70.3 bike leg for a relay team who had someone get hurt. I figured it’ll be a good ride to do given its mainly the north part of the Ironman Texas course. Since I haven’t ridden over 40 miles since racing Ironman Brazil in May and recently taking 2 weeks off of cycling due to work, I figured I was in for a treat. Overall the ride/race went well. For the first 30 miles I was avg 22.9mph/294 watts and the the final 26 we were on some chip n seal roads and the wind really kicked up. At the end of the ride I ended up avg 19.8mph/284watts. I figured that was pretty good since I hadn’t ridden over 40 miles since May and had primarily been focusing on short course races.
To put things in perspective for me I realized I still can get a lot better on hilly courses and thats one thing I really need to focus on going into Ironman Texas!!!
Also, I’ve been noticing there’s a ton of Multisport teams accepting applications right now…. If you could race on any team, what team would that be and why???