Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Starkermann Epic Challenge Coming This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the Starkermann Epic Challenge. I will only be competing in 2 of the 4 events. Saturday night will be a 40k Time Trial and then Sunday morning will be the Duathlon. I'm excited.

While I feel prepared, I feel lame doing the whole 'taper' thing. This week will be easy in terms of training so that I avoid possible injury and overtraining. I did strength training with the kettlbells yesterday and did a fairly difficult incline treadmill jog.

So wish me luck and speed for Saturday night and Sunday morning. After this I'll have 2 weeks off and then my first triathlon of the year.


Becky said...

You're funny: "I will only be competing in 2 of the 4 events" I'm glad that we will likely go with you. We do need to call the AL about the dog for Sat. night.

Layneh said...

Whats the whole "taper" thing your talking about?

Why arent you doing the whole event?

Jeremy H said...

Taper is what you do in the week(s) previous to a race. You won't improve your performance ability in that pre-race week, so don't push yourself. You'll avoid injury and over training for the event.

I can't take off the extra time from work on Friday, and couldn't get there in time for the first Saturday race.