Day 51 – Super League Triathlon

124 days until IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga


There’s a new race format coming to The States. It’s called Super League Triathlon and it looks FUN! From what I understand, this format has been around for a while just not in the good old U. S. of A.

There’s been so much hype and media attention on IRONMAN that sprints have been either falling out of favor or seen as stepping stones to longer races. But now the short format is getting a lot of attention. The first race in the U.S. (and only one so far) will be May 22-24 in Tempe, AZ. Currently they are capping the age-grouper participation to 500 athletes, but they might open it up if there’s enough demand. This race is the weekend after IM703Chatty, so I may not be doing it. But I sure want to try the format.

And the best part… It’s draft legal.

Check out this interview on Babbittville Radio


After yesterday’s lack of a structured workout, today was almost the complete opposite. I ran for 50 minutes on the treadmill and it felt great. It’s amazing what a good night of sleep can do.

The run was pretty easy with a couple of intervals for variety, but the hard part of the interval was still only zone 1 or 2. It’s a good thing I was on the treadmill, because if my friends had seen me on the road, they would have walked with me. (that’s a joke. I ran very slowly).

You can even see in the chart below that I went rogue and didn’t rest enough for the first two rest intervals. The heart rate (red line) should have dipped into the desired heart rate range (light blue), but I just pushed it like a maniac in the upper echelons of zone 1. But I think I’ll recover nicely.

Until tomorrow…

Stay to the right, pass on the left and keep on smiling

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LG found the triathlon lifestyle after years of calling himself soldier, cowboy, philosopher, scientist... "Triathlete" may be the last title he ever needs (after husband and father).