TT2A racing :: IM Copenhagen

Anders aka ‘Viking’ ON DEBUT raced a 10h50 ay Ironman Copenhagen 🙂 According to CP the game plan, as far as the training – was 11h30, meaning any day of the week. However at very best, with everything going well as far as conditions, CP had predicted 10h50 but this would require ‘red line risk’ racing. Anders not only went 10h50 but he did not go much higher than 75% HR – he followed the game plan and rules to the second.
This is a very special moment for CP, when somebody truly prepares well and truly believes in their
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mentor and THEMSELVES then he sees the results. CP has experienced this with a few athletes over the years – those who truly were programmed and prepared to actually hold back and believe in their coach (Stuey aka ‘Clipboard’ almost top of that list with his 9th at the ITU Worlds in China in 2011). 10h50 is a big deal, an impressive number on debut that only a few have accomplished at his age (which is by no means old) and with only a few years in the game. Well done the Viking. Top 10 on the T2A leader board too 🙂

TT2A racing :: IM 70.3 Budapest

Today we saw three of the team race in Budapest – Chris Sellar, Ben  Walton and Glen ‘Chicago’ Osmond. All three bagged fantastic results, with them all crossing the line sub 4:45:0. Great swimming all round with them all swimming around 30mins. Strong biking by all, and it was interesting to see Chicago put 3-mins into Sellar on the bike, who is riding very strong at the moment in his build up to IM Malaysia. Saying that we shouldn’t forget Chicago has just come off the back of some serious sprint and OD training so let’s say they are both in form and it proves the 70.3 distance is a good test for both long and short course triathletes. Ben and Sellar, as expected produced fast runs with a 1:32.10 and 1:26:11 respectively. Chicago pulled a PB out of the bag over the 21km distance, which he will be pleased with 🙂

Great hit out race for Ben & Sellar before the big one next month – IM Malaysia. Tomorrow we have Anders in Denmark taking part in his first Ironman in Copenhagen. He is excited and ready to go so get back online tomorrow and let’s see what Anders can do!

Big dog QF’s for 2015 ITU Grand Final in Chicago

He did it!!!! In a very tough field – as expected since the ITU Grand Final is being held on home turf for the Yanks next year. Quite bizarre that the US have their qualifying races a year before the event, it takes some commitment and dedication to training a year out, and that after training for the qualification race. Glen has been working super hard since his last appearance for USA in the 2013 ITU Grand Final in London.

Glen Osmond M40-44

Swim 00:11:38 | T1 00:02:10 | Bike: 00:31:45 | T2 00:01:00 | Run: 00:21:03 | Finish: 01:07:32.84

Well done Chicago-Big Dog-Glen Osmond – we are very proud of you 🙂

TT2A racing :: USAT Age Group Nationals, Milwaukee

Good luck to Glen this weekend in Milwaukee in the US Nationals on Sunday. This race takes in the Top 25 over the line to qualify for the USA team for next years Worlds.

You can call this an “A” race I guess for Glen 🙂 Glen likes pressure, some do and some don’t and as a coach, I understand most of you quite well when it comes to racing pressure.

So electric transitions. Swim with aggression as the start is on as you know. Biking red line telling yourself every 5 mins you have a fast T2 and 20 mins of running all out and its over. It’s 60 mins of threshold so don’t look back, only forward. That 60 mins will feel like nothing in comparison to the 60 days of hell if you flunk. You know how to race, just like London mate. All American state wrestling again…

Enjoy it Glen, this time next year we are team mate vs team mate stuff. USA vs AUS, you yanks have no chance to be fair.