Monday, August 15, 2011

Training/Racing Update

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 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

I am still going to keep training, only then will I consume something different, like Recoverite after a hard workout, or EFS during a longer workout etc.

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!


  1. Good luck next year at IMLP

  2. thanks - i can't wait to get up there and get to the finish line