Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Susan, Laura B., Tim K., Spencer C., and Gary M.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Coach Key Visits Amarillo

Tim Key was nice enough to drive up from Lubbock for some face to face coaching. Gary, William, and I spent Friday night picking his brain over dinner at our house. Tim covered a wide range of Tri topics but we focused on nutrition, training slower and at a lower HR than we think, and he made us give predictions on our finishing race times based on our endurance currently. He believes that my goal should be to not only finish Ironman Texas but in a time of 11:30 to 12:30. Pretty optimistic but you have to shoot for something.

From left to right: That's me, William, Gary, and Tim.

Saturday morning we headed over to Williams at 7am to get on our trainers for an hour or so. Coach made sure that our bikes were fit appropriately and he observed our riding technique and made minor adjustments accordingly. Next we ran down the street to Austin park where we did some 1Km loops to test our endurance and sprint pace. Tim uses this HR information to further guide his workouts for us in the future.
We also went over some leg strengthening drills too. The rest of the morning was spent on our bikes at Thompson park where we did similar test loops of 1-5Kms.

All three of us were encouraged by Tim and it helped us to keep our motivation and spirits high for the future workouts that will be more intense. We plan to travel down to Lubbock this March to train with some of Tim's local clients as well.

2 Chronicles 31:21

Thanks for the visit.


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