Monday, March 29, 2010

Watch first, then do your intervals.

Hi everybody...

Sprint and olympic race season is upon us already with events like the Protest DU, the Rookie, and the Skeese Greets Tri all knocking on our door. Just a quick video reminder that these races, although significantly shorter than a 70.3 or full Ironman, demand just as much focus and effort. In fact, unless you're comfortable with a heart rate of 180, these races can hurt quite a bit more than their longer incarnations.

Listen to Jonathan Vaughters, director of the Garmin-Transitions pro cycling team coach one of his stars, Christian Vandevelde through a shorter time trial. Vandevelde, incidentally, is a man of serious talent, having finished fifth in the Tour de France a couple years ago. Oh... And if you've got about 12k burning a hole in your pocket come and see us, because he's riding a tricked out Felt DA. Now I'm in no way implying that if you buy one, you'll average 30mph at the Rookie. But one thing I can do, is follow behind you on my scooter yelling clich├ęd phrases of encouragement to make you feel faster.

Watch the video. Get pumped up. 30mph or 13mph, it makes no difference, you're out there doing it.


1 comment:

Mark C. said...

Could you come behind me in the swim and yell... I'd pay to see that!