Kanas 70.3 is over after 12 weeks of training with Endurance Nation. This was a great race prepped with great training. For me it was a 39 minute PR from last years race. My training started in March and it was with EN (Endurance Nation). I did their Intermediate HIM (half ironman plan). All my goals were met within the 12 weeks and some were a struggle but we hit them therefore I know I choose the right one. I was leaning towards the advanced plan but glad I didnt. Prior to this on Nov 1, 2010 I joined EN and did what is called their OS (out season) plan this consisted of no more than 6 hours a week of high intense short training. When I started my watts were at 170 and when I finished I was at 236 watts so for me it was a great choice.
The day of the race was overcast and breezy but the rain held off. The swim looked like a normal swim. This was a deep water start. It was a great start untill about 200 yards in then the water was very choppy. It felt as if you were swimming in a boats wake. I am sure I drank a large amount of the lake. I knew that everybody else was in the same boat I was so I put my head down and concentrated on my stroke. There was a time I could actually smell and taste the oil and gas from the boats. Exited the water in 41 min and change. Last years time was 40 minutes. I knew with the conditions that I was a much stronger swimmer this year and smiled.
T1 was smooth and much faster than last year.
The bike and the run were great for me.
When I crossed the finish line I gave the EN gangster sign and did the blazeman roll and loved it.