It has been a while since my last post after the EagleMan 70.3 race. Since then I’ve had a busy summer, which included volunteering at IronMan Lake Placid, and registering to race there next year!
My training has been progressing well, and this weekend I raced a sprint triathlon in Luray – this was really a B race just to see where I my training is, before the Nation’s Triathlon in September (4 weeks away) and the Beach to Battleship 1/2 tri at the end of October. I’ll post a race report this week. I managed to finish 2nd in my Age group – first time in the top 3 and a very encouraging result. More on that later this week.
The other thing we (my wife and I) started this week is a push to lose a few extra pounds. My weight has been hovering around 183 for the past 6 months, and I thought that dropping down to the high 170’s would mean I could run a little faster. So we are trying to replicate what Fatty – from fatcylist.com did with his egg white/avocado eating plan. His blog is awesome, and when we talked about both wanting to lose 5+ pounds, I immediately thought if this.
This morning we weighted in – I’ll try to keep posting my progress for the next couple of weeks, or at least until we stop.
Starting Weight: 185lb – I always seem to weight more after a weekend, and would likely drop to 184 by tomorrow anyway.
Goal Weight: 178lb
So far today I’ve had 1 serving (5 egg whites with 1/2 avocado) and about an hour after that I went for a 1hr run with 3x1mile intervals at the track. I felt pretty good, especially considering I raced pretty hard yesterday.
Wish me luck!