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The Final Count Down - Ironman UK

The Final Count Down - Ironman UK
Well I just had my last swim session this afternoon. The training is done and dusted, I cant get any fitter, its just a matter of being patient, resting, watching the diet until carbo load time, then let the games begin Sunday morning. I've been asked how I'll do quite a bit this past week. Its always a pretty hard question to answer, I know I'm as strong as ever, Im injury free, this is what I've trained for so I'm just looking to execute a solid incident free race and see what happens. I know im cable of a top 5 finish and have the ability to podium. It such a long race everybody knows anything can happen. What will be will be as they say. I've had a quick look at the current start list and looks to be the biggest international field assembled for Sherborne. The big names that stick out to me are obviously Bryan Rhodes - 2005 winner, Danish mean machine on the bike Jimmy Johnsen (with a name like that he should be a jock), England's Stephen Bayliss and last years 4th place finisher Martin Matula. I travel down to Sherborn tomorrow morning, if any you guys are down that way give us a shout Cheers Scott PS I'll send Andy my ergimo downloads from my last 2 big rides in the past few weeks - the power values were a bit wonky but everything else recorded fine. Ride 1 - 202km This was a solo effort going From Aberdeen North through Old Meldrum, Turriff to Banff before hanging a left to take me through to the Huntly bypass over the hills to Lumsden then back to Aberdeen via Bridge of Alford & Lumphanan to Banchory & home. this was a very windy & cold rainy day. Power Download HERE Ride 2 - 213km I had company for about the first hour & 1/2 taking a 10 min effort & 5 min recovery From Aberdeen to Dinnet on the North Deeside road before taking the hill pass over to Donside to Strathdon then the climb up to the lecht ski centre to Tomintoul, then back home through the Glenlivet estate to Dufftown to Huntly then back down the A97 to Aberdeen. Head wind up to Tomintoul, tail wind mostly all the way home, weather was a tropical for the North east - it was sunny & dry. Power Download HERE

15 August 2007

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