First and foremost, sorry it’s taken me so long to blog. I had a change of work laptop that I used to publish everything and the app that I used didn’t update with Windows 10 so I’ve had to try and find other ways, since I hadn’t used the website to write a post before. Turns out, that it’s not that bad. So since my last post with metabolic efficiency I’ve dropped down to 213lbs. Then I remembered I signed up for Clydesdale at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, so I had to actually put on some weight… funny I know. Friday at packet pickup if they would have weighed me I would have been right at 225-227lbs since that’s what I weighed in at in the morning. They didn’t and after the race I was probably 218-220lbs. It’s the very last race I’ll race Clydesdale, or so it better be.
So this was an important race for me mentally, the other short races that I kind of laid the expectation that I need to be a podium finisher failed… I was 4th and 5th at them. I thought to myself… great I’m not the fastest fat guy anymore. It was to be expected though. When you train for Ironman distance events you lose a lot of that top end speed and the sacrifice of endurance. So while I couldn’t go as fast as they could in the sprint… I could certainly out swim, bike, and run them in an Ironman. Anyways the Clydesdale’s here was a huge field for us, there was 21 of us. I beat the 2nd place guy by seconds time wise… I saw him pass me on the run around mile 2… he was already hurting and I cruising in my Zone 3 HR while trying to keep cool. With the sun just beating down on me, I couldn’t risk injury or blowing up to early so I slowly reeled him in, and around mile 4.5 I finally passed him for good. Not to mention I wasn’t really getting passed by anyone on the run other than some of the top females. It was great to be able to run and not get passed by everyone like I had grown accustomed to. It was also a great confidence booster for Ironman Louisville which is right around the corner. Three weeks out and I’m feeling really good about it.
On the other non-triathlon racing side of life school has been crazy. Between my Health & Wellness Coaching Class, Advanced Nutrition Class, and trying to finish up my Ironman University Test it’s been a mental challenge. The upside is that I’m helping people achieve their goals, and slowly setting both my Health & Wellness Coaching and Endurance Coaching business. More to come as I get close to Ironman Louisville and I get this website authoring squared away.