6 February 2015

A New Chapter

"I have a reset button called presence and I ride that button constantly.Once that button is functional in your life, there’s no story the mind could create that will be as compelling. The imagination is always manufacturing scenarios — both good and bad — and the ego tries to keep you trapped in the multiplex of the mind." - Jim Carrey, 

Well it isn't a complete reset but I am entering a new chapter in my life. After 14 years of competative  triathlon and 11 years of ITU racing I have descided to pursue a slightly different direction. This year I begin my Long distance Triathlon endeavours. Specifically I will be focusing on Half Ironman 70.3 distance.

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With numerous coaching opportunities and limited daylight I have been doing a fair amount of trainer workouts. With the power meter, I have been able to really dial in on what I need. I have always had pretty descent 10second Max Power (no Cavendish but good for skinny triathlete) What I need to work on is that steady steady Time Trial Power output.

So in the last months I have recieved some solid advice from local 'Strong Man' Time trial specialist Curtis Dearden and other fantastic role models in Victoria. A ride I have been doing begins in Downtown Victoria and carves it's way along the coast all the way out to Leechtown on the Galloping Goose. From a training perspective, the gravel trails (with cross tires) and steady, non-stop, consistent riding makes for a perfect training venue. The ride out is so incredibly beautiful! Big thick forests on each side of the trail and then a window opens to the Sooke Basin. Later in the ride you turn away from the coast and start riding up and away towards the Sooke Potholes. After crossing over a couple of impressive trestles, a raging river guides you all the way up to Leechtown. From Victoria to Leechtown and back is 110km. The great thing about this network of trails is that you can jump in to the trail at many points along the way so the distance is up to you.

Well, it is time to head out for a run and I've been itching to go.
Hope all is well and talk soon,

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