My friend Robin is racing the same day as I am only she is doing the Aqua Bike at the Great Floridian. If you are thinking about dipping your toes in the iron distance water but aren't sure you want to commit to the whole thing, aqua bike is a great way to try it out. I know some of the races around here offer an aqua bike division for some of the half iron and iron distance races. If you haven't heard of it before, aqua bike is just what it sounds like, the swim and bike legs of a triathlon. You do the 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike and you are done!
She and I basically have the same training schedule as far as the bike goes so we met up today at Stone Mountain for our LAST ride. There I go again...
Last year, I hauled my gear across town to the Silver Comet trail thinking that since my race was on a flat course, why kill myself training on hills. This year I decided to just stick close to home, suck it up and ride the hills. I feel like I am slowly getting to be a stronger rider so maybe all that hill work is paying off! We'll see what my splits are at B2B. :)
Post-ride I headed over to meet with my swim coach, Mari, and a group of friends to talk about the 2013 racing season. Mari has some exciting things cooking! She is starting up a training group and they are targeting two of the Rev3 races next year. I am super excited because those races were among the ones I had on my radar. I am thinking about joining the group and leaving my solo training ways behind next season. Still mulling it over but like the idea of everyone working towards the same target races. If you are in the Atlanta area and have an interest in joining the group, check out Blue Iron Coaching.
... and on that note, we have 5 more days until Beach 2 Battleship!