Monday, April 25, 2011
The Final Countdown - Just about 2 weeks away
The big race is only about 2 weeks away.
I've had to breast stroke for years due to a high school shoulder injury. Breast stroke was never an issue until I wanted to do long triathlons. Doing this stroke the whole race would burn my legs out.
Over the past couple of months I have taught myself how to freestyle. The freestyle is coming along nicely. I really need a swim coach but they cost way too much. I can do the distance but my speed is nothing but average. I should be fine here but I do not expect my time to be great.
If anyone has some great freestyle swim links please share them with me. I particularly need help with the “pull” phase.
My biking is coming along great. 56 miles on the bike is cake work for me now. I’ve been riding with several B groups in my area and holding about a 20-22 mph average pace with sprints up to about 28mph. I should be fine on the bike. I will be happy when I finally get to jump on the bike.
Here is where I will tank. The weather right now in FL is god awful hot. Yesterday I “ran” 6 miles in mid 90’s heat. It was harder then heck. I do NOT run well running in such heat. Unfortunately, the races run will be in the FL midday heat. I think the temps will be in the 90’s with the humidity of a tropical rain forest.
Posted by Kevin at 4/25/2011