Monday, April 6, 2009

Take-Away's from the Beaver Freezer...

Just a few things that I realized during the Beaver Freezer on Saturday that should help me in my next race:

1- I need to drop 10 pounds....there's probably nothing that would lower my times on the bike and the run more than dropping some weight. It's just a sad fact of life...those of us six foot or taller that enjoy eating every meal plus snacks are at a serious disadvantage when we're trying to chase down 150 pound racers. Believe me, I saw the overall winner of the Beaver Freezer - I've got 40 pounds on him.

2- I need to hit the hills more. This is partly just coming out of the winter and good weather will help, but I really need to work on my hill running. There was one tiny little hill in the Freezer run (we hit it three times) and I struggled up that thing every lap.

3- I need a longer swim. 17th fastest out of the water and 95 fastest overall. That tells you something.

4- I need to sign up for another race immediately, so I have something to work towards right now. I come! And like they knew what my #3 take-away was, the HOTV increases the swim length compared to the Beaver Freezer by 50%, while leaving the bike leg and the run leg the same distance. Nice.


April 17th / Twilight 5k / Lewiston, ID

April 18th / Tilikum 10k and 5k / St. Paul, OR

April 18th / Wenatchee Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10k / Wenatchee, WA

April 18th / Stanfield Spring XC 5k / Stanfield, OR

April 18th / Trout Lake Run Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k / Trout Lake, WA

April 19th / Albany Sprint Triathlon / Albany, OR

April 19th / Bridge to Brews 10k and 8k / Portland, OR

April 19th / Komen Race for the Cure 5k / Spokane, WA

April 19th / Shoreline Earth Day 5k / Shoreline, OR

April 19th / Spokane River Run 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k / Spokane, WA

April 19th / Vancouver Sun Run 10k / Vancouver, B.C.

1 comment:

  1. I second you on all counts. Where was the athena category for me? I Spent the day playing catch up with those 110 pound running machines.

    Best weather ever for the Beaver Freezer, though.