Eric's Half-Ironman Training

I am now training for my second half-ironman race. The race is in Boulder this time in August, 2007. I finished the Florida Half-Ironman in May, 2007. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Name: RMRR Trophy Series Race
Distance: 3 Miles (5:55.96, 6:26:04, 6:17.79)
Total Time: 18:39
Pace: 6:13.26/mile

Finished 2nd place!!!

Today was RMRR's trophy series race. It was held at Crown Park in Littleton/Wheat Ridge area. It was a short distance run this month. I was very nervous going into today's race. I knew I was going to do well, and I wanted to take it hard today. My first mile was fast, fast, fast. I couldn't believe that I ran it in under 6 minutes. I was huffing and puffing more than normal. I wasn't able to talk while running like last week. I had a little water afterwards. I also ate a garnola bar shortly afterwards.

I came in 2nd place for the race! I didn't have the fastest time, but it was pretty close. My predit time was 21:18 or 7:06/mile. I shattered that time by several minutes. Wow.

Race Specific
Warm Up: 4 x 75, last 25 in each is backstroke
Main: 4 x 750, all at RPE 4-5
1) 750: 15:15.38 (3:59.75, 4:09.88, 4:07.97, 2:57.78 100m)
2) 750: 15:21.70 (3:58.36, 4:08.53, 4:12.60, 3:02.21 100m)
3) 750: 15:32.78 (4:03.00, 4:12.98, 4:14.86, 3:01.94 100m)
4) 750: 15:18.27 (4:05.91, 4:10.94, 4:04.28, 2:57.14 100m)
Average 750 meters: 15:22.03
Cool Down: 3 x 50 easy (swim, kick, swim)
Total: 3,450 meters

Nicole went with me to the pool again today. We were there for 2 hours. My swim time was about 75 minutes. I was in the pool for at least an 1.5 hours (includes breaks). I was impressed with my times today. I had a great run and wonderful swim. Afterwards, Nicole and I walked the dog around the park. What a day.

New Suit!!


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