Monday, June 28, 2010

Twenty-four.

Yesterday marked twenty-four weeks to race day and the beginning of a five-month training push. It starts with twelve weeks of base mileage, then moves into eight weeks of build (intensity) before a few final weeks of peak and race prep. It's going to be awesome.

I'm two days in. Sunday was a 3.5 hour ride and a 1 hour swim and they were comfortable. The goal of the next few weeks is definitely to increase mileage and keep intensity relatively low. It shouldn't be too hard, but riding with other people is hard - I am always tempted to push on the climbs even when I shouldn't be.

In other super cool news, I settled the Cervelo P3 as my TT bike of choice; I'm going to go pick mine up some time later this week. The wheels aren't great, but the shop gave me a great deal that leaves some cash left over for an upgrade. Hell yes.