Lots of San Diego triathletes doing Oceanside 70.3 this year and I’m not joining them. I missed the registration sign up so that sent me to St. George 70.3. My old coach I used through some group training she did this year and she’s not doing it again this year. She’s an awesome coach but I just can’t afford the one on one costs. So I went with another coach which is in my price range. That’s just how it goes and I look forward to a great season. She’s also fast and local… actually within a mile of my house. Not quite sure if this is a good thing as she’ll probably want to join in on the runs and drive me to puke? Probably not.. coaches jobs aren’t to make you puke, at least intentionally anyways. I’ve never had a one on one coach that personalized my plan. It’s always been through a group or web-based. So I’m really excited to see how St. George ends up and Ironman Louisville ends up.
I’ve made it a point to do at least 1 IM race a year and an out of state race. I do feel it’s important to support your local races in some form so while I’ll still do some local races and volunteer at some (Oceanside 70.3) the only A race will probably be Lifetime Tri Oceanside assuming I can hold it together after Louisville. With the new races that feature quite a bit of climbing I got a new road bike that I desperately needed and already I’m lovin it.
In terms of my weight loss well… during the off season it’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth and I abuse it. I went from my 34/36 waist during Ironman to close to 40” in a mater of weeks. Granted it didn’t help it was Christmas time and everything in sight was sweet. But now with training kicking off it’s started to go back down. Thankfully I was able to keep some fitness thanks to the USAT National Club Challenge it’s still not back to were it was. That’s why we train though right? Currently I’m sitting at 245lbs and back to needing to close 25-30lbs. It’s vanity weight though in terms of getting to my optimum racing weight. In terms of health I’m not in a bad position. Although the extra skin can be a bummer at time.