May 11, 2014
After months of preparation, finally Rev3 Knoxville Age Group Championships will be here.
My swim is “Meh”, I really haven’t been able to swim as much as I would like these last few months, zero open water swimming, and only one swim in my wetsuit. So the plan is to take it steady.
Since the run is coming around, I should be able to run the swim to bike portion, which will be nice. Haven’t done that in a while!
My cycling is as ready as it could be. My FTP is up a good 10% since the start of winter, so all the winter work paid off. With such a yuckie winter, I bet most of the northerners are going to be well UNDER their fall FTP. It wears on you doing 2-3 rides per week inside on a trainer, especially the 2-4hour rides. Yesterday’s outdoor 3.5 hour ride was a real confidence builder. I’ve spent SO much time doing hills, hills, and only hills that seeing average speeds of 22-24mph for extended periods was a real morale boost. When you’re doing hills it can be 10mph-15mph and it erodes the confidence…
Arrangements have been made to get Princess Tri-cycle down there, flights booked, hotel reserved… Taper time and let’s get this race underway!
I’m really excited to see my teammates and the Rev3 staff! Can. Not. Wait!