My big training focus this summer has been the Air Force Marathon, now two weeks away. I mean, I swore I was never going to run another marathon after I did the Chicago two years ago, so obviously it’s not a distance I’m comfortable with. I was also already signed up for the Chicago Triathlon, which is a race I’m much more comfortable with.
For my marathon training, I’ve been doing the “Run Less, Run Faster” training plan this go around. It’s only three runs a week and you’re supposed to do cross-training at least two more days a week—that would have been a perfect opportunity to put in some swims and bikes. Oh well. Shrug emoji.
Which is to say, I didn’t. I’ve been feeling lucky that I can make the three runs a week. So, I was a little undertrained for the Triathlon. Erica was also signed up for the International distance and was also pretty undertrained, so we just decided to make it through the day and not stress. And I’m happy to say that we both did. We coincidentally finished the bike together and started our run at the same time. I took off, since the triathlon was taking the place of one of my long training runs, but we didn’t finish too far apart either. I’m proud of both of us.
Place: 2610 / 2761
Place in Male: 1808 / 1870
Place in Division (Mountain Bike - Male): 11 / 11
|Interval||Time of Day||Split||Split Pace||Age Rank||Gender Rank||Overall Rank|
|Mile 7.46 Bike Split||9:32:01AM||00:28:30||15.71 mi/hr||-||1800/1,870||2559/2,761|
|Mile 15.2 Bike Split||10:01:44AM||00:58:13||15.72 mi/hr||-||1788/1,870||2540/2,761|