Confessions on an endurance sport-a-holic. A daily chronicle of the trials and tribulations of trying to be an endurance runner, triathlete, lighting designer, and friend. While primarily focused on training, competing, and nutrition (or lack thereof!) I'm sure I'll interject quite a bit about whats its like trying to do all of this while running your own business and travelling out of town 20+ weeks a year.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I had so much fun last year completing my first triathlon season that I set out a bunch of goals for this offseason to have an even better 2011 season. Some of those goals were training goals which I have frustratingly not met so far (but theres still time!) and some of them were goals to arm myself with the best tools I could afford to train smarter and harder and be as fast as I possibly can. In that side of things this offseason I've done spectacularly well.
I bought a brand new tri bike, moved my race wheels and rear seat cage system over to it, added a front bottle cage mount to it and most importantly... bought a new bike computer to help me with two things.
1. It has navigation in it so I when I start doing 100 mile rides I don't get lost. I'm really good at getting lost. So this one was sort of a must have.
2. It better handles information from power meters which my old bike computer (Garmin 310xt) doesn't do very well.
While I was away in LA last week a lovely present showed up in the mail from the guys (ironically) on the west coast at Wheelbuilder.com. I shipped them my SRAM S60 rear wheel and they took it apart and slapped a Cycleops Pro+ Power meter in the middle of it! So 2011 will be the year of training and racing by power for me. Its time to train and race smarter! Most importantly I want to pace my ironman purely by power to ensure as most a succesfull run off the bike as possible. Here's a few shots of Cannon now that my bike is all done and ready to go for the season.