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i would like to lose 5-10 pounds, i am down 8 so far(yeah!) I would like to feel better about myself, and also improve my running and bicycling.

Member Since: 6/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 65,034

My Goals:
i would like to lose 5-10 pounds so it will be easier for me to run and climb hills on my bike. I am pretty active and most of my leisure includes cycling, working out, hiking. I want to be better able to keep up with the guys.
l did a 1/2 iron man distance aquabike last year, now i am motivated to to the 1/2 IM this september, so am looking at training programs to increase my running.

My Program:
OW swims 2x per week, brick on wednesday(bike run) and run at least 1 other time ideally total of 3xper week. bike 2-3 x per week, hopefully one ride is a mtb ride 1-3 hours if the trail conditions are good.

i hope to do 2 or more tris/xterras per month through the summer.

i track my calories and try to stay around 1300 per day, but flex as needed to keep calorie deficit below 1200 calories on a work out day.

i increased my protien intake and have a protien shake daily to curtain my tendency to get off work and eat a bunch of carbs. i also try to eat 5 fruits and veg per day(vs eating junk carbs). i drink a lot of water.

Personal Information:
i have been doing primarily sprint tris, i am hoping to work up to an olympic distance race next year, so need to work primarly on my running.

i live outside of cleveland ohio. i like to do mostly any out door activity-bike, hike, xc ski, lake swimming, running, mountain biking.

have an active sign. other, he keeps me going.

i have two kids that are in college.

Other Information:
completed this year:
may: fort custar xterra
july: huntington tri ncn racing
8th greater cleveland sprint tri 140:
14th :hfp verimillion sprint 127:
20th REV 3 training ride/run 59 mile 3:28 17mph easy 1.5 mile walk/run after.

sept 11th REV3 cedar point 70.3 7:27 (see blog)

sept 18 portage lakes sprint tri 1:49 (.5mi swim, 14.5 bike, 5k bike)

may 23 fort custar xterra

july 11 xterra one-1st AG time 2:50

july 24 dinoseries xterra versailles 3:21 1st AG

july 8/1 appalachia xterra
3:05 1st AG

9/2 rev3 half im distance aquabike 1.2 mi swim/56 mile bike 4:04

9/26 deer creek sprint tri 1:41

5/17 fort custer Xterra
6/14 sunday in june metric century
7/12lorian sprint tri

6/8clay's park sprint tri 6/22summi NEO sprint monroe falls
7/13miltonman sprint tri
7/20xterra ONE race

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  • v ERPARA
    Thank you for reading my blog! And congratulations on your tri as well - way to go!!
    Nice to be done eh? :)
    3325 days ago
    i am not sure if i am to repond here or on your page. so i'll put it here. i feel like i have the base and dont worry about the swim and the bike. the run...i have done a few 8 mile walk 10, run 1 and felt pretty good, aside from still working out some issues with blisters, but its much better.
    my biggest concern is the run. i did a 26 mile (17.5mph)bike the other day, drank one watered down gaterade bottle and ate one gu, then got off and ran, i felt pretty light headed/dizzy for the 1-1.5 miles. i think i needed to take in more calories on the bike. during the rev i plan to take a gu every 45 mins on the bike so 4oo-500 gu calories and plus heed in my bottles and enduralytes. so it should be around 900 calories on the bike.

    i am still working out nutition for the run. the will have gu and gatorade endurace on the course. i have done okay with watered down gatorade, i do have a fuel belt i have been running with, and feel comfortable. it has 2 bottles, so i wouild eventually have to switch to gatorade anyway.
    i am hoping to finish in aroiund 7 hours. my running pace has been 12 min miles for just plain running. so if i am 12-15 min miles i wont be surprized. i have one more long run for monday, just 6 miles. i plan to try some different socks and use full strength gaterade in my bottles and see what happens!
    feel free to give any advice!
    3337 days ago
    i am thinking about the aquabike. i have to sign up by friday. we road the bike course with the tri club last weekend. i have till friday to sign up. my running just isnt up to 13 miles for the 1/2. i struggle with 5 miles! are you considering doing it?
    3711 days ago
  • v WXNESS
    I see you've done the sweet corn challenge in the past..are you doing it this year? I am planning on doing the 25 mile one. I do ride the Summit trail (paved) as well as the Portage and have ridden other parts of the towpath.
    3763 days ago
  • v SJHOUSE08
    Havent see you post in awhile! You doing ok? Any big events coming up?

    3783 days ago
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