May 11, 2011

Back on the Road

The last few days have passed like weeks. The hot and humid duplex at Vacation Village in Clermont, a scarcely populated vacation rental community (read: trailer park for old people), 45 minutes outside of Orlando has become my new home for 8 days. Short course professional, Ethan Brown MD (also known by his twitter alias, EzeBreezy) has been kind enough to open up his training pad for yours truly during this taper week. Ironman Florida 70.3 is this Sunday, and I am looking to correct some of my major errors from New Orleans.

Sweating my ass off in the 90deg Duplex... trying to cool down with cold towels

After the race in New Orleans, I packed up my condo and immediately hit the road for Las Cruces, New Mexico. Even though we had already spent a couple weeks training here in January, this training camp was much different. The weather was warm and dry, the pool was 50 meters and college girls took over the tanning area. The orchards had bloomed and the riding was much more scenic. But most importantly, we worked our asses off for a few weeks with zero excuses. We nailed the sessions and left New Mexico much fitter than when we arrived.

With the squad girls before leaving Las Cruces

Last Wednesday, I made the 12 hour drive to Houston where I will be living for the majority of May. I’ve taken over the spare room at DJ Snyder’s house. I’ll get to do the majority of my training on the Ironman Texas course, and I will get the opportunity to watch DJ, along with Pedro “Krepster” Gomes, race IM TX on the 22nd. Towards the end of the month, I’ll be heading over to Austin to race the Capital of Texas Triathlon on Memorial Day.

The idea of all this travel already has my head spinning, but it should work out well. I will get to have two major races in two weeks. And, I get to see many friends in the process. Once June rolls around, I’ll be settling down for 4 hard weeks of training in St. George, Utah with the rest of the squad.

I’m really looking forward to this Sunday in Orlando. I know that I am ready to put together a solid performance. I’ve done the work… now, it is time to execute. 

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