Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday digression

It is strictly aspirational at this point, and really never will be relevant at the speeds I'd be going at - I will decide in August about whether I might try and do an Ironman race in 2010 (I am looking at IM Wisconsin - training time falls over the summer while I am off from teaching, potentially not too hot, no absolute white-knuckle downhills on the bike), but it may well be more sensible to wait till the year after - but Alan Couzens has a very interesting and persuasive post on long-course triathlon pacing that is especially relevant for the fast runners out there...

(I like these training blogs that really are oriented towards top age-group and elite athletes - obviously the pace guidelines are woefully different - but there are some underlying principles of considerable relevance. Jack Daniels has the best explanation of how the stuff he lays out can/should be tweaked for regular-person speeds - I am a devout believer in the notion that every endurance athlete should own a copy of Daniels' Running Formula...)

3 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

c.f. Laursen (2005)

Dances with Corgis said...

Ooh! IMoo 2010! :D I like the sound of that.

Duane said...

IM 2010, yes! :-)