Ironman Virtual Bike Preview
If you are doing the full Ironman Canada Race, this is a great way to preview the elevation of the course. If you are doing any long course this year, this is a great way to practice your nutrition and hydration plan. You do have one, right? If not, Peter would be happy to help you with that. If you are doing STP, or RSVP, join us, and get in a long practice ride. By long, I mean 112 miles 😮. Peter has allocated 8 hours to complete the full distance. 8 am to 4 pm.
The ride is at Sound Training and Racing’s studio, which has 10 indoor bike trainers connected to a computer. They are variable resistance trainers, so when the computer sees you getting to a hill on the course, the resistance increases. All kinds of data is recorded. Power, cadence, calories, and much much more.
Cost is $80. Bring everything you would bring on race day, including a spare tube, helmet excepted. A trainer tire is better than a road tire, if you have one. Don’t forget a lower geared cassette for the hilly courses.
Peter does a great job with course specific, and general, racing tips. I have done several of these virtual rides. While they are hard, they are a great training prep for long course races.
Start time is 8 am, June 15th. As it takes about 15 minutes to get the bike set up on the trainer and warmed up, be early. For any questions, please contact Peter Lohrmann at Sound Training and Racing. Signup on the sound Training and Racing website, in the Studio section, on the appropriate date of their calendar.
NOTE: while I have set the attendee limit to 10, actual registration is through Sound Training and Racing’s website. Available Meetup spots don’t guarantee a spot at the event.