Some awesome news comes in this week with me making a trip to The Woodlands to root on Jeff and Kevin in their attempt to qualify for Boston. In addition to that I will also be riding the Ironman Texas course, or at least a part of it the day after. Last year I rode the 70.3 Austin course twice before the race and it was a huge advantage for me to know where turns were, hills, false flats, winds, etc. I am figuring this will be no different and I plan on making more than one trip South to ride the course.
Additionally, I got a new bike bag so that my travels this year to Puerto Rico, Maine and Arizona will not be as cumbersome as my trip to California was last year. Last April I borrowed a friend’s bike case and it was unruly, couldn’t turn without making hieroglyphics out of it (no K turns) and just an overall tough way to travel. This bag, as you will see in the video, is soft and comes with tons of padding for me to wrap El Diablo in and get him safely to all of my destinations.
The information you’ve been waiting for:
- Swim: 5.57 in Week #8; 40.9 Ironman training to date (ITTD)
- Bike: 103.5 in Week #8; 946.6 ITTD
- Run: 27.3 in Week #8; 233 ITTD
Time in Hours:
- Swim: 3.5 in Week #8; 26 ITTD
- Bike: 5.75 in Week #8; 51 ITTD
- Run: 3.7 in Week #8; 31 ITTD