Saturday, August 20, 2011

Reconnaissance Missions

Mission #1: Capture the Bike Profile for the new course for Live.Love.Tri.

Would have been better if I captured it on my actual bike, but instead, I drove the course. They've changed the route dramatically, and it is now "moderately hilly" and shares much of the same course as the Patriot. It looks worse than it is, the y axis is broken down by 10 foot increments, while the x axis is in miles. However, it's definitely a hilly course.

Mission #2: Capture the Run Profile for Live.Love.Tri/Patriot.

This one I got by running the course. Actually ran it twice (the second loop was KILLER). I'm thinking this one actually *IS* as bad as it seems. These hills are steeper than the bike hills.

Thoughts: I think my bike training has been sufficient, but I probably should have run more hills. Not much I can do about it now. The good news is that next Saturdays race is essentially a nice brick workout for the Patriot three weeks later. In any event, I'm ready. Bring it on!!


  1. But you're hill training has been strong! The course looks daunting for sure but I bet you'll do better than you think. Great attitude going in! Best of luck!

  2. Those look like some tough courses, but nothing you can't handle!

  3. No matter what you do, you aren't going to change the inclines. Focus on what you can change rather than what you cannot and I'm sure you'll have a great race.

  4. Eeek! Good thing you are a hill MACHINE

  5. Holy Cow those look tough. Good luck.

  6. Your attitude is inspiring.
    Keep at it. You go this one!