Saturday, July 12, 2008

Racing update

A quick preliminary report......
Matt and Joshi raced in Perryville this morning at the "Diamond in the Rough" tri. Sounds like it was perfect conditions.
Joshi went 2hr 58min and is already hungry to improve on that impressive result!
Matt banged out another solid performance in 2hr 34min - certainly a good 5mins faster than his last race in NH given the longer/truer distances!
Congrats boys - gotta love those Saturday races...........a few well earned cold ones must be on the cards tonight.

Ayesha is set to race the IronGirl Philly race tomorrow. Good luck to her on that one! I will update tomorrow once she is done.

Not sure if anyone else is mixing it up this weekend - be sure to drop me a line or post your report on here..........

If all else fails there ought to be some pretty interesting racing in the TdF with 2 Cat 1 climbs tomorrow and then the toughest day thus far with a couple of HC beasts - Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam on Monday.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Game on Thursday

Lets make it an official practice tomorrow night. Those that want to should bring bikes. Others can get in a run after we swim. We can base our practice on the needs of those that turn up.
Anyone been up there lately? How warm is the water? I am guessing we could be right at the wetsuit limit..........
6pm start at the park.
Maybe there will be a keen group to catch a bite and watch the first "mountain" stage of the TdF afterwards........

Monday, July 7, 2008

Open Water Thursday?

Anyone want to do an open water session on Thursday? I'm racing the Diamond in the Rough Tri this weekend (and Joshi is too I believe) so it would be a good tune up for me.

We can also do a bike too if any one wants, I discovered a pretty solid route from the Hammerman area this weekend.



Here is this morning's workout for those that couldn't make it. It is a good solid strength/endurance session:

200 ez swim
4 x 100 as 25 drill/50 swim/25 drill
200 pull ez

3 X 500m as: 200 pull DPS; 100 kick - with board HARD; 200 swim - build pace
10sec rest between 500s

200 easy loosen

2 X 100IM

Total - 2900m

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gunpowder workout with BATC

Not sure if anyone else is aware of this, but the Baltimore Area Triathlon Club (BATC) is hosting a Swim-Bike-Run workout at Gunpowder this Sunday (7/6) from (edit) 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. I'll be attending, and anyone else is welcome to come as well(you don't need to be a member or anything).

I'm not sure the exact details of this workout, but it's apparently going to be geared towards the upcoming Diamond in the Rough race coming up soon.

Their website is if you want to check out details.