Ironman Texas Training – VLOG Week #8

Some awesome news comes in this week with me making a trip to The Woodlands to root on Jeff and Kevin in their attempt to qualify for Boston.  In addition to that I will also be riding the Ironman Texas course, or at least a part of it the day after.  Last year I rode the 70.3 Austin course twice before the race and it was a huge advantage for me to know where turns were, hills, false flats, winds, etc.  I am figuring this will be no different and I plan on making more than one trip South to ride the course.

Additionally, I got a new bike bag so that my travels this year to Puerto Rico, Maine and Arizona will not be as cumbersome as my trip to California was last year. Last April I borrowed a friend’s bike case and it was unruly, couldn’t turn without making hieroglyphics out of it (no K turns) and just an overall tough way to travel.  This bag, as you will see in the video, is soft and comes with tons of padding for me to wrap El Diablo in and get him safely to all of my destinations.

The information you’ve been waiting for:


Those Swim Miles Just Don't Add Up


  • Swim: 5.57 in Week #8; 40.9 Ironman training to date (ITTD)
  • Bike: 103.5 in Week #8; 946.6 ITTD
  • Run: 27.3 in Week #8; 233 ITTD



Looks Much More Balanced Than The Miles

Time in Hours:

  • Swim: 3.5 in Week #8; 26 ITTD
  • Bike: 5.75 in Week #8; 51 ITTD
  • Run: 3.7 in Week #8; 31 ITTD

Thanks For Watching. Happy Training!

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  1. cold. cold? dude, you’re from NEW YORK!! LoL ;)

    great tip on the bag about covering up the label!!
    best wishes this weekend!!
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  2. marlene says:

    I have headphones with me at work today so I was actually able to listen!

    Congrats on another big week! Enjoy some extra R&R this week.

    I wish my pool was open at all hours … I could schedule my weeks a lot better if I had more flexibility with the swim times.

    Great idea to hit the pool EARLY before your half marathon this weekend. Good luck!!!

    Hope that new bike bag works out great for you. I like the idea.
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  3. a pie chart format I don’t recognize – what training log are you using.
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  4. YES for week eight. If you do go to Home Depot, you might want to get a lamp shade for that lamp behind you and a nail for that diploma. Yes, I was listening to you. I am just very observant.
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  5. Jeff Irvin says:

    dude you sounded like Rainman ripping off all those running pace numbers! haha!

    Very cool you are coming down for the Woodlands Marathon as Kevin and me can use all the positive mojo we can get!

    That bag looks great. Ray says to tell the people at bag check that it is “work equipment” — here is to no outrageous bag fees!
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    • CTER says:

      82, 82, 82, 246. Definitely 246 toothpicks.

      Yeah man I am fired up to head down there and spectate. Going to be a great weekend for you and Kevin.

  6. Caroline says:

    I like those video post…that is great that you will get to see Jeff and Kevin race!
    I am going to do the same next month for a certain blonde chick from AZ who is now a brand new Duke lover!
    I cannot wait!!!
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