Preface (sandbagging)There is some context that goes into these goals:
- I have been swimming about half as much, when compared to my first Ironman. more
- Coeur d'Alene finisher times are, on average, 25 minutes slower for my age group. more
- Being my second Ironman, I'm not that caught up in success at any cost. Honestly, I am looking forward to the 4 days we're going to spend at a water park once the race is over.
SwimThe swim at Lake Coeur d'Alene involves sprinting down the beach and into the water. Then you swim a bit in the freezing ass cold water. THEN you run along the beach again, and get back in the freezing ass cold water. Eventually, they let you get out of the lake and thaw in T1. I expect this swim to be about 10 minutes slower than my IM Arizona swim, 1:20:00
|Who wants to help me find my balls after this cold swim?|
BikeThe bike course at CdA is much hillier than Arizona, so I expect something closer to 6:24:00
RunAll season my run has been faster. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm just faster in all of my training runs. If I can drop my marathon pace by 45 seconds, I should be able to finish the run in 4:00:00
More typing here, and a graphicOne area of improvement is transitions. In the past I've totaled 17 minutes of transition. This year I want to keep it under 10:00 total T1 + T2.
|Hold me to this. Also, just hold me.|