Taylor and I had the pleasure of meeting Andy Potts again last Friday. He participated in a pre-race panel ahead of Escape from Alcatraz, taught us about the merits of nibbling on up to three fatty muffins on race morning, and then proceeded to win. For the sixth time. He also mentioned that he’s eager to race (and win) Wildflower Long Course again, and would love to take a stab at Ironman Lake Tahoe – the only roadblock being its proximity to Kona in early October.
One week and 8 muffins later, I too am preparing for my next race mentally and physically, and can’t wait to get out there on Sunday morning. Here are my top goals going into Monte Rio this weekend.
30: minutes in the water. This is my only soft goal for the race – I simply want to finish the swim without expending a lot of energy so I can put in hard efforts on the bike and run.
19: minimum average speed on the bike, in MPH. I’m confident that I could go faster, but I would be happy with improving upon my 18.8 MPH average at Ironman Lake Stevens 70.3 last July. I held a 20+ MPH average for the first 30 miles of IMLS last year, so 19 on a flatter course is realistic.
48: minute 10K, or faster. I’ve been comfortably holding a sub-7:30 mile half marathon pace for some time now, and a sub-8:00 10K pace is well within reach.
0: excuses this time. I’m well rested, fed, trained and stretched – let’s do this!
Have a great weekend!
Jessie Bohner said:
Wow Best of Luck to you!!
Good luck!! Looking forward to reading all about it!
Falyn @ Slacker Runner said:
Leslie @ TriathleteTreats said:
So fun to meet Andy Potts! I met him my first year at WF and he proceeded to win there too! I think Jessie has won since then!?!! I am sure that would be a great battle!!!
I think these goals are great and I think you are going to go way faster on the bike!!
Can’t wait to see how you do!!! Good luck and have fun!!!
2 Cups 'N Run said:
Good luck! Given your past races, it seems like you can blow all of these goals out of the water!
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