What I learned about racing, ironman, and Belgian cycling
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Another day, another muur
Today we went to see Flèche Wallonne in Huy. On the mur in Huy to be specific. Quite different from the muur in Geraardsbergen. And we got in our training rides in -well, we means everyone but me- and some good drafting practice. Huy is about 40 kilometers so three guys rode there while the other two rode back. That way everyone got to have some time in the car and some time riding. Here are some shots:
Alex and Alistair put their bikes on the car to ride back
I am in active endurance racing, both running and cycling. I am a USAC Level 2 power-certified coach.
My athletic "career" started late, and first I took up cycling. Later I switched to running because of time constraints and job demands. After another break I finally got "serious" about 7 years ago. I started competing in endurance triathlons and managed to improve continuously. I finished several endurance events including 11 iron distance races. I qualified for and ran the Boston marathon three times. Three times I missed a Hawaii Ironman slot by a narrow margin.