Sunday, September 13, 2015

Took my Zipps out for maiden voyage!

I purchased a new set of Zipp 606s for IMCDA. Well Ironman did not happen for me this year, so they have been sitting and waiting for their day! Yesterday was their day! I set out to do a 60 mile ride with Amanda, and this was her first big ride with her new tri bike! I decided it was time to take my zipps out for a ride! These wheels are amazing, they are definitely worth the hype about them. They are fast and spin smoothly.

We rode SART, which is the Santa Ana River Trail that goes from Corona to Huntington Beach! We started at Greenriver and had an extremely fast ride to the beach! I averaged close to 20 mph in some parts and overall was extremely pleased with my performance. I am in dealing with an ear infection for the last couple weeks so my training time has been pretty minimal and it definitely showed up on the way back to Corona   I hit the wall at about 50 miles in the last 5 miles were brutal! I did average 16.7 mph overall so I am very happy with that! I Crampton spasms several times at the end of the ride, a day later I am still having a lot of muscle cramps but that is part of the fun I guess!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

10k run

I had a great run today, I could definitely tell I had not recovered from yesterday though! 6.2 miles in one hour 27 minutes. I know it does not seem faster a lot to you but I've been dealing with a nagging low back injury that I have been working my way back from and just a couple weeks ago I was averaging 17 minute miles! I'll take it, I'm happy to see things moving in the right direction. Next week I have a mock half Ironman with my local Tri group, and two weeks from today is my first triathlon of the season and the day I turn 50!

Tough ride!

I had a great ride yesterday, but things got really tough! I hit road debris and about 22 miles into my ride and it made me flat. I change the tire but something went wrong with my CO2 and I wasn't able to fully fill my tire up so I had to finish my ride with the tire that was about half full. I wasn't able to get the MPH that I wanted to but that's life and that's the way goes during Ironman is well. I had a pretty considerable headwind coming back so let me get really tough as well! All in all it was a good ride but I only average just under 14 mph.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday and happy Valentine's Day everybody, I hope your training is going very well! I am on my way to LA for a 50 mile bike and followed up with a 5 mile run. I am reaching the height of my build for Oceanside right now so I'm feeling a little drained and a little under the weather but you have to get it done!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

1.2 mile swim & 4 mile run

I woke up early this morning which seems to be the norm for me these days. 330 is awfully early to wake up, but I knew if I went back to sleep I'd end up oversleep and not getting my working out. So what did I do? I got up made coffee and put on YouTube and started watching Ironman videos that I headed to the pool for a 1.2 mile swim and then came home change clothes and went for a 4 mile run! I really feel as though my training is starting to come together so I'm excited to share that with you guys!

4 1/2 months till IMCDA!

4 1/2 months or 136 days until IMCDA! All systems are a go, I am feeling good and strong but it is definitely time to step it up. My diet still need to get a little cleaner, and there is absolutely no excuse at this point and training to miss a workout! I would say I'm about 80% of mailing my targets which I am very excited about, but it's time to step it up to 100%!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everybody! And yes it is the best time of year to set new goals because everybody gets to start be blunt, if you're setting the singles year after year and just changing the expiration date you need to have a long hard talk with yourself and see where your priorities truly are. Weight loss is something I've been striving towards for a decade now and it seems to allude me year after year! I trying hard and often but honestly I have finally come to except it is my diet that is holding me back.

With the start of the new year I am also starting a new whole 30 challenge! The whole 30 challenge is a very strict Paleo method of eating where you consume no sugars no bread no dairy no lintels no sweeteners and no alcohol! I did a 30 day challenge back in October and lost 20 solid pounds from it!

The biggest challenge with this challenge is meal preparation. You must be prepared or you will not make it! I am very thankful that my wife is supportive of this and she does a pretty darn good jobof keeping my meals prepped! The biggest drawback to this method of eating if you do not get to eat a lot of the foods that are your trigger foods! You have to eliminate these foods.Long endurance training can also be an issue, keeping your energy levels up for training sessions be on an hour is difficult when you can't consume the traditional endurance athletes nutrition! It just takes moreplanning and preparations though!