Friday, October 11, 2013

Kona '13 Preview: Is the 3rd Time a Charm?

11 Oct-

Crazy how fast time can go by when you are having fun.  Here I am on my 7th day in Kona and the race start is less than 15 hours away.  I had planned on doing this short recap of the past 10 weeks a little earlier in the week but caught up doing some other things.  So here we are the night before the race and I am just relaxing before our annual potluck dinner and typing up this short blog.

I had done the same thing last year and let you see how my last 10 weeks had been going so thought I would do the same.  If you want to read about last years build up it can be found HERE!

Also, the a local blog in the DFW area posted a short write up about the race and had asked me a few questions about the race.  Thanks Debbie for taking the time to interview me!

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Looking at the below charts I am really happy with how things have been.  Although I haven't had as many "total hours" I think I have put in a lot of quality sessions this year and am happy with where I am at going into the race tomorrow.  Coming off of Vineman and then building up to 70.3 Worlds was a huge confidence boost and I am happy with how the season has went thus far.  Tomorrow is the big day to really show how hard I have worked and how much everyones support has helped me progress as an athlete and person.  I look forward to laying it all on the line tomorrow and thanks for all of the support.

My expected goals are:

Swim- 1:02-1:04
Bike- 5:00-5:08
Run- 3:05-3:15
Finish- 9:13-9:33

I would really like to be in the top 10 of my Age Group, like Vegas, but I cannot control who shows up, so we will just see where my best effort puts me :)

Link to pictures from the week:

Now a look into the past 10 weeks of training..........

10 weeks 17 hour average
10 weeks 17.5 hour average

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 Swim 2012
Swim 2013

Bike 2012

Bike 2013

Run 2012

Run 2013
 Total 2012

Total 2013

Pie Chart 2012

Pie Chart 2013

1 comment:

Dad and Brenda said...

Great job preparing for this event Brad. I know you will meet or exceed your goals. We are rooting for you in California