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Friday, July 30, 2010

Two Triathlons within a Month? Am I Crazy? Sorry for the long post. I will post more frequently! I promise

Sprint Triathlon's are my distance of choice as I begin the sport at the ripe old age of 35. Even my hometown of Jackson held a triathlon on the weekend of July 18th in Clark Lake, Michigan. I hope the event was a success because I want to race in it next season.

Well I was going to Ft.Lauderdale for by Brother and Sister-in-Law's baby shower over the 4th of July weekend so I thought why not find something to do on Sunday since the Shower is on Saturday. The Coconut Creek Triathlon and Duathlon just happened to be going on. I signed up and felt it would be a good primer for my big race on July 18th in Miami. Time was just barely under 1:15 mins. 1:14.59 for a 1/4 mile swim 10 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run. This was a wave start where everyone just takes off at the gun shot. A far cry from my relaxed time trial start at my season opener in Clermont, Florida. I got my goggles broken by a kick to the head at the start. I may have swam better.

Open water swimming was on the agenda for the July 18th Triathlon in Key Biscayne South Miami(ish) I hate salt water even if it helps with buoyancy. With two large bridges to cross I bettered my time to 1:14.22. Not a huge gain, but with the bridges, I was happy to know my hill training in Thonotosassa on the weekends paid off. I did see my first bike crash and it was nasty.

Next up! The Fort Desoto Triathlon in October. It is a little longer but closer to home and should allow me to train on the actual course. This will be the first time I will be participating with a friend as well so my time should be better as we push each other.

Lost some weight as I tweak my diet and work out to get my body lean and mean! Down to 212lbs as of this morning with my initial starting weight in March was a healthy 227. I will begin posting more often so I don't bore you with these long posts. Cheers all off to bike!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Wow, it's been a while since I have updated the site. Where the heck have I been? I am in the midst of my first triathlon season, so I am training like crazy in an effort to keep my times low. I should have been updating all along but life is crazy at times so from here out I promise to come back a few times a week.

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball team has amazed me leading up to the All-Star break. I thought for sure they would melt down and find themselves 5 games back with a brutal first two weeks of July. But, they kicked Boston when they are already injured and kept pace with my Yankees (RIP Mr. Steinbrenner) and are only 2 games back in the AL East. The pitching has cooled off a bit but still looking good as David Price made the All Star Start for the American League. Longoria and Crawford also started at their respective positions in the All Star game. Congrats to all three.

My second sprint triathlon of the season came and went on July 4th. Time of 1:14.59 beating my goal of 1:20:00. The Coconut Creek, Florida Triathlon had me anxiously training the weeks leading up to it. Now with my second triathlon out of the way, I'm getting more comfortable with the format of the races. I have some new additions to my bike too! I got the aero bars for Father's day from my wife and kids, and purchased new tires. I am looking forward to my third race of the season this weekend, an open water triathlon in Biscayne Bay in South Miami. I will do my best to break 1:12:00.

My Miles for Moffitt 5k event on May 15th went well. I finished 8th in my age group of 35-39 at 24:23.34. Even better, our group raised over $2500.00 for cancer research. Let me know if you are interested in running next year.

MY WEIGHT LOSS

I noticed a lot of weight loss as my miles on the bike began adding up. I was stuck at 227lbs when I began, down to 216lbs this morning. Tweaking the diet and cutting back on the adult beverages have really made a difference. I now look for the healthy goodies first. A far cry from my days of eating dessert first!

I will update one more day before my Triathlon in Key Biscayne. Thanks for being here!

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