Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Almost Official Training Time

My official training for the 70.3 Ironman will start at the end of this month. I am still trying to get a good base of all the events built up. However, I have a slight pain in my left leg upper quad. My kinesio says its probably a tendon that has a slight strain, so I am still working out, just being careful. It's been awhile since my last injury, so I am happy with that, but still a little frustrated. I ran 10 saturday and lifted weights as well. I have been lifting upper body 3-4 times a week. What I have been doing is running, lifting, then spinning to try to get 2 hours or more of a workout in to build my stamina (3-4 times a week) then running long on Saturdays. I will be doing at least 2 sports per day in my training program for the 70.3.

On a personal note, I just received my new phone today and am very excited. It is a Droid Eris touchscreen, I will let you know what I think.

Happy running to all you fellow runners out there. It looks like the warmer weather is starting to peek its beautiful head out.

Later on!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Building A Base

I am still working to build a bigger base before I officially begin training for my 70.3. Today I lifted weights, ran 3 miles, then did an hour of spin at the Y. I am planning to do a decent sized "bric" session this weekend. Probably ride 20 miles and run 5 or 6 after.

I am getting really excited for Christmas. I know I don't usually blog about much other than my workouts, but I have a 6 year old boy(Isaiah) and 1 year old boy(Micah). My 6 year old already found out that Santa wasn't real and that was a little disappointing. Actually, it was way more upsetting to his mother and I than to Isaiah.

My wife always knows what her presents are before she opens them. I don't know how, but she always guesses right. This year, I am proud to say there is at least 2 gifts under the tree she should have no idea about.

Later on Interwebs!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2 Events per day

Well, my training is officially underway for the 70.3. I am just starting by doing to events each workout. I have a training plan that is for 18 weeks that I will try to follow come about the end of January, but until then, I am just trying to build a base.

Saturday I ran 8 miles, Monday 3 miles, and today I ran 4 miles and then went straight into a 1 hour spin class at the Y. I think each time I workout from now on I will do 2 events. Swim and spin, spin and run, etc.

Swim-Bike-Run...Bring it On.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stop! Hamster Time!

So I went to the Y this morning after being convinced by my running friends that it would be nicer to run inside than in the cold weather. The cold weather doesn't bother me that much, but I do admit it is a little crazy taking the time to get ready and getting used to the cold air when running in the cold.

We ran 8 miles on the treadmill. I felt like one of those hamsters on the new Kia Soul car commercial. I usually dread the treadmill for distances over about 3-5 miles just because you don't feel like your going anywhere (maybe that's because your not). My friend and I talked instead of using ipods and it passed the time nicely. 8 miles at about 9:10 pace. I know not real fast, but for me a nice steady pace for a long run. I need to get my distance back if I'm gonna do the 70.3.

Now the family is off to my parents for an ever fun tradition of making Christmas goodies. Cookies, pretzel treats, rice crispy treats, etc. My two little boys absolutely love it.

Stay tuned for more on the training front as I get ready for the Ironman.

ps..if anyone knows someone who wants to sell an indoor bicycle trainer to hook my triathlon bike up to, please let me know...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Long Time, NO Blog

Well hello again interwebs! I know it has been a long time since my last post, but I've got the bug again so here goes.

I have decided to do the Lawrence Ironman 70.3. I am swimming about 800-1000m a few times a week now so I am already getting there on the swim. I need to do at least one Bike-Run bric session each week and continue to increase my distance. Anyway, let me know if anyone else might be interested in this.

On a personal note, I'm not a huge fan of snow or cold weather.

I'm looking for some good triathlon running shoes. Something with a built in sock, that has absorbent material inside, that you can run without socks. I know ZOOT makes some that are like this and I wanted something to compare it to. Please share any thoughts that you might have.

Later on!! I'll try to keep things updated.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great workout today!

Well, I am trying to get ready for a sprint tri in August and the Wichita Half Marathon in September. Today I felt pretty good so I went to the Y. I went there because yesterday's heat just about did me in (even though I've only been running 3mi).

I started by lifting some weights because I need to get my strength training back in order again. It has really fallen off since I ran OKC. As a matter of fact, just about everything has fallen off since then. Anyway, after lifting I ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Although I hate the dreadmill, I can handle 3 miles with no problem. I ran between 7:30-8:30 pace which I felt good about. Then I was feeling really saucy and went down and swam 400m in the pool. Not to shabby for a days workout.

Anyway, I start my official half marathon 12 training plan June 28th so stay tuned for how that is coming along.

Let me know if any of you plan to run the wichita half, I would love to do some of my long training runs with someone else with a common goal.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My story of running and weight loss...Lacy this one's for you!

I just got done reading Lacy's blog and decided I would share as well. I didn't loose quite as much as her, but quite a bit just the same.

I was 198lbs. on my 5'5" frame and I was too large and having blood pressure issues and asthma issues (have had since birth, but became unbearable with my weight)

I began riding my parents stationary bike at lunch time and cutting my diet and fat/sugar/carb intake as much as possible. I would ride for as long as I could and quickly got up to an hour or hour/half. I faithfully did this every day and ate around 900-1500 calories.

As Lacy mentioned I probably didn't eat enough but I couldn't get myself to eat very much after I started seeing results. My diet has changed drastically since I've been running, due to my body needing more calories to keep up my energy levels.

I went from my 198 to 145lbs in about 6 months. I started in December 2007 and have maintained healthy weight since.

I started running around May 2008, so I guess I've been running a little over a year. I've done several 5k's, 10k's, and a Half Marathon in that time. I also ride my mountain bike often up to 20-30 miles at a time. I plan to do the Salty Dog Sprint Triathlon in August, the Wichita Half Marathon shortly after, and I am officially announcing that I am going to train for the Houston Chevron Marathon (full) in January 2010.

My diet at the time of my losing significant weight was as follows: (not a doctors recommendation, just what I did)


1 cup coffee

1 small bowl cereal such as Kashi puffs, Kashi grain flakes ( something 110 cal per serving)
w/ light soy. -OR- 2 hard boiled eggs.


Lean turkey sandwich. (1 serving according to pkg) 3-5 slices.
Mustard only/No cheese or mayo.
Sara Lee 45 cal per slice 9 carbs per slice bread.

1-2 Hard boiled eggs

Lots of water


100% whey protein shake with light soy. 1 scoop.


Same as lunch along with small portion of baked chips w/salsa. -OR- Small Chicken breast with lots of fresh or frozen veggies. Using spray butter to cook or pam and maybe some EVOO.


Well that's it. Not real appetizing I know but that and mega calorie burning with all the exercise I was doing worked.

I don't have any pics as of yet. I will get some before/after posted.