Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today I did California 70.3 and things went very well. I decided to have Jim Vance coach me this year as it is always a great idea even as a coach to have an objective opinion to training. We really wanted to focus on my run, which is coming together quite nicely.

My swim was 25 min. I felt strong throughout the swim and new I was holding a good tempo. Only thing was they sent my wave off last and we had to swim through so many people. It was a bit crazy.

On the Bike I was feeling very strong. I averaged 285 watts with a normalized power of 305. the hills made for some variations, but also passing and weaving through so many people did not help one bit either. I was very disappointed to see not only drafters which is cheating, but the people who were doing OWN A COACHING company. So much for integrity I guess.

The run went very well as for me a 1:25 was a new PR for an off the bike run. I was able to get 1st in the Age group, Patrick Baldwin was closing quick and was forcing me to run for my life, luckily he was able to get a Kona spot as well as there were two spots in our age group.

We changed things up quite a bit from a traditional taper this go around, and I am very happy with the results.

Jim and I were talking about what to focus on this year and we think we should still do our best at Wisconsin then take Kona as it comes. Jury is still out there but for now it sounds like a good plan.


ramon said...

Like the race report. Nice job on Saturday..I'm stoked that you qualified for Kona, takes some of the pressure off for the rest of the season at least. Excited to see how the rest of your season pans out, keep it going buddy!!

russ morphis said...

Great Job Adam. What do you mean by "own a coach"?

Zippy said...

Nice job! Death to drafters!

Patrick Baldwin said...

adam- great racing with you as well! looking forward to kona, so stoked to get the spot early and relax for a bit.