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Dec
05

Back to back ironman races

This year I went for two ironman races 3 weeks apart. The first one Great Floridain in Clermont,FL and the next Beach to Battleship in Wilmington,NC. Training leading up to the Great Floridian was excellent and I knew going into the race that my fitness was where it needed to be to be competitive. Swim went well, bike was windy for us all and I kept my wits staying at the intensity level I needed to without pushing too hard, and the run felt very smooth the whole way(love the Saucony Kinvara). This is the first Iron distance race I have won and having my wife there to share it with me made it even better. The Beach to Battleship was a very different race course and the water/air temps were pretty chilly. Note to self: wear all allowed swim gear when the water is below 62 degrees and you will be in it for 1hour +. I’m pretty sure I was purple getting out of the water! The bike was interesting because it was a different feel having recently raced and iron distance but wasn’t all bad. The run went well although I didn’t feel as smooth as before. I will do future iron races close together and maybe even closer. Without a doubt the more of these I do and the more years of solid training under my belt they get easier and easier. The real key now is to RECOVER awesome and get ready for improvements in 2011.

Aubrey

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