DAY 30: Time for the concrete
I've been telling y'all what to do for a month now and it's about time I practiced what I preach.Back in September my mom did Augusta 70.3. Her first half iron distance and she qualified for 70.3 worlds. Not only was I proud as her son, I also coached her. I was balling and stoked. Soon after that a thought entered my mind. How cool would it be to also qualify for worlds and race with my mom. I started looking at some times and began looking at what races to focus on. So after some calculating and finagling I am going to go for it at Galveston 70.3 this year. Not knowing how many slots will be allocated I really have to shoot for the top 5. Last year in my age group, that time was somewhere in the 4:25 area. So that means I have to shoot for sub 4:30. Last year I went 4:47. So I need to drop 18-20 mins and let it fall where it lies.
My goal broken down will be the following. Swim: 26. I have always mailed the swim in here and gone about 29 mins. This 3 mins should be easy. Bike: 2:22. 23.7 mph Run sub 1:30 6:50 ish pace. 5 mins combined 2 transitions
I just threw up typing that, but that's what I'm going to train for.
Training starts 3 days ago. I'll keep you posted.