Hi everyone, I'm looking for a partner/partners to train for a half iron. My race is the Vineman on July 14, but if you're doing one in June or July I think there will be enough overlap that we can make the training work.
I'm located in DC and prefer to train in the city. I plan to do the rides & runs outside as much as possible. I'll swim & lift at the Y (can do either Anthony Bowen or Rhode Island & 17th).
Starting March 10, I'm following an 18 week plan that I've put on a google calendar for easy sharing. Goal is to be under 6 hours, focus on improving my bike speed and run. I have done one half iron previously - Eagleman in 2010. It was miserable.
A bit about me:
Swim: I haven't swum laps in 3 years. But once I'm in the groove I'm intermediate speed.
Bike speed: 18-22
Run: Currently low 9's/mile. Goal is low 8's.
I have been in DC more than six years but am new to DC Tri. Previously I was a member of Y Tri 2008-2010. Then I stopped doing tris for about three years, and am now in NCVC (haven't yet raced, will this spring) & training for Vineman.
I have a similar goal this year, my first 70.3, but I am still debating which one I should pursue (any recommendations?). I have completed a couple of olys in the DC area (with relatively easy training schedules ‘cause I work full time). As a reference, last Nation Tri: Swim: 33min, Bike: 1:09h, Run:51min.
I started training for the 70.3 (focusing on technique mostly), but it would be great to have training partners. I live in SW DC and usually train around this area (mall, hains point, etc). I swim Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-ish pm) in the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center, but I can be flexible regarding locations and meeting points.
Please feel free to contact me.
Hey there--sounds like we are on similar schedules with similar goals.
I'm doing my first half iron on the 13th (Musselman). I would love someone to do longer rides/runs with. I plan to do most all my swimming workouts through Masters.
I live in DC (near Mt Vernon Sq metro). As far as speeds, my Olympics last spring averaged at right under 3 hrs. I just ran philly marathon in 359 and I generally run around 830s if just going for a loop. Bike depends... more on the 18-20 probably but Ive always ridden alone.
Anywyas, let me know if you ever want to train! Id be interested to see your training calendar.
For anyone else interested, I created a google group. Year in the name is an error but can't be changed. Join us!
A lot of folks are signing up for the half ironman program if you are interested in joining. Goal race is Musselman.