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Kicking Ass….again

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by brianestover

It was a good weekend for Accelerate 3 athletes. 3 races in 3 states with 3 podiums. Once again proving that good things come in 3’s.

Kerry raced the Florida 70.3. What does she do this past week? She gets a new bike. Then proceeds to ride to the 4th fastest bike split in her AG, which I might mention is her longest ride on that bike. Not content with that, she throws down the fastest run in her AG, the second best overall female AG run split and the 13th fastest female run of the day. Not to shabby for her second ride on the new bike. I’ll post her power numbers as soon as I get them.

I raced the Tempe International Triathlon today. It was awesome to see a lot of my teammates out racing and placing in their age group or overall. After swimming a bit off course, I ended up 7th Overall and won the M35-39 AG. I started the bike and my legs were flat. The watts were low and I was riding like a pussy. It took getting passed, only for a bit, for me to snap out of it. I rode the second 20k loop 1.5 minutes faster and just over 20 watts higher then the first loop. I ran roughly the same time as last year, but the run was about .4 longer this year. I’m exiting the water here. Thankfully, other then the guy right behind me, I still had a decent gap on the rest of my AG field with only one guy out in front of me. AP/NP 238/251

Rich used the fastest run split of the day to leapfrog from 5th after the bike to 2nd OV at the Peachtree International Triathlon. Midway through the bike people started launching attacks. Rich just rides smart, in control, letting everyone chase each other down. Exiting T2 he put the wood to them, making some people rather unhappy as they tumbled down the results sheet. AP/NP 273/280

That wasn’t so bad

Posted in Random Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on May 17, 2009 by brianestover

of a hit out at the Tempe International Triathlon.  Except the lead 5 guys swam me off their feet.  And no one in the second pack offered to take a turn at the front.  No one.  Until the last 25m that is.  Then 2 guys tried to sprint past me. Really, why?  What did that accomplish you guys?  In case your two hadn’t noticed, we got dropped from the lead group. oh, and I pulled your ass all around Tempe Town lake.  But hey, thanks for taking your turn at the front during the swim leg. Did I mention that the 1500m swim took me 27:00.  I think it was closer to 1850m. I guess that’s what I get for being to the left when the train formed to the right.  Just as I closed the gap, the string broke and it opened back up.  just no horsepower right now swimming. And no wetsuits.

The bike went well.  Put the Lucero almost back together this week, Pima Street Bikes did the rest. And I only got one nasty phone call from Phil.  Rode it 3 hours yesterday.  Came home, angled the bars down, raised the seat 2mm and moved it forward 4mm.  Rode it around the block and called it good. 233watts AP/251 NP and it netted me a 1:00:07 40k. Lowering the front end 12.5mm and sliding the seat forward put me into a great position.  Very narrow with my head at or below my shoulders. My old set up on this bike had me higher and further back. So for now, I’m not f*cking with the position on the BadAss Lucero.  Even installed some new handlebars this week.  Some Profile csx which also lowered the front some more compared to my old Hed fliplites.  All in all, it’s about 27mm lower in the front and more forward.  Its similiar to how it was set up in 2006 when I was the master of low power outputs and pretty solid bike splits.

Today’s run went well. For an ex-college XC runner, it’s the weak link in my game and I actually ran a few people down. Surprise, surprise.