MIKE: We never had the chance to connect about race performance in LP so, wanted to put a brief recap together to give you some feedback. I kept it short but, still too much of a pain to import this into the comments section of training peaks. All in all, I am pumped with PR’s all around but, also hungry for more :)
CLIFF: “It was a great race up in LP thanks for the feedback. You were full beast mode and showed me something under the hood. See my thoughts here in this post!…….”
Connecticut 70.3 is a fantastic test of early season fitness with 3800 feet of climbing on the bike and an additional 900 feet on the run. With early summer temperatures typically on the cooler side, the most important part of managing this course (besides enjoying the beautiful New England views) is controlling your efforts on the many hills and not burning too many matches early in the race. Do this, and you’re sure to start your season off on the right foot.
Atlantic City 70.3 begins with a sheltered back bay swim sure to get the waters churning in your direction. From there, athletes will head to the bike course, which is 99% closed, and make their way into Atlantic City via the Atlantic City Expressway, which is appropriate because bike speeds promise to be FAST! Finally, athletes will run their way up and down the boardwalk while enjoying a fantastic ocean view. With just over 1000 feet of elevation between the bike and the run course, times are sure to be fast as long as you can keep your core temperature down and pace yourself well. . — Kyle Halloran TSA Level I Coach.