The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Excuses, excuses

I'm officially signed up for my first Triathlon for 2008. The Riverkeeper Olympic. In 10 days time. My goal for this race (as set at the beginning of the year) was 02:30:00. Well, I've been slacking a lot in the training, and that time doesn't seem too realistic. I'm going to just go out and give 'er and hope that I have enough gas in the tank for the run.

Year to date [Jan 1st to June 4th] distance comparisons (kilometers) since I've been keeping records:


2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Swim 24
51
20
102
48
Bike 895
1180
578
2051
627
Run 453
490
459
334
14

My 'fastest' Olympic year was 2005 - I was big time into cycling that year. I have a slight edge in volume this year over 2006 (when I last did this event).

The next week or so of training will be hard-core cycling. It really is all about the bike baby.