Our local triathlon club puts together a mock triathlon/multisport workout a few times a year… since our club is called the Hammerhead Triathlon Cub…. The workout is called the Hammer Jammer… goofy name, I know
Well.. after an easy recovery week from the ½ IM DNF we showed up Saturday morning to hang out with the club and get a solid 2.5 hours or so of training in.
It works like this….
We got to the site and set up transition pretty much like a race except for the fact that Judi and I had an entire rack to ourselves.
The swim was fairly quick, easy and uneventful… I was almost able to keep up with Judi by swimming in a straight line as she zigzagged between the beach and the Gulfstream
Transition was pretty low-key… we basically walked to the bikes with some club mates and soon I had fiddled around long enough to have gotten left so I hopped on and took off
I caught Judi and a couple other folks within the first mile or two then plowed ahead on my own. We had mostly a crosswind on the way down. I just stayed in the aerobars and tried to keep the effort constant. At 45 minutes I had almost reached the Vilano bridge… so I decided to ride to the top and try and make up the difference on the way back. Although I made up some time with a slight tailwind on the way back the ride portion still took 93 minutes which put me behind everyone once again on the run.
My plan for the run was to run steady on the way out… then once I saw Judi on the way back I would give her a minute or 2 head start and try and catch up. The plan worked great… I caught Judi right at 4 miles. Then we jogged the last ½ mile together…
Super workout with some fun folks… and we were finished with our workout… sitting on the beach with beer in hand by 1030.
Posted By it’s all about pace to It’s all about Pace at 6/21/2011 03:13:00 PM
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