January 31, 2013

USAT Winter Nationals Heart Rate Data

This is how you race at alititude for 70 minutes.  Don’t go out too hard or you will blow up, then peg it at just under your lactate threshold.  Your ceiling heart rate is much lower than at sea level.  For example, I felt close to maxed out on portions of the run, but my…

January 31, 2013

Two Wheel Drift

USAT Winter Nationals The USAT Winter Triathlon Nationals is a not-too-often compilation of three sports: running, mountain-biking (in the snow no less), and cross-country skate skiing.  You would be lucky to find one of these events in your state per year.  I tried my luck in the 2009 Nationals event in Bend, OR, and got…