Ironman Texas Training – Weeks 13 and 14

Ironman Texas training has entered some zone but I’m not sure what zone.  These past two weeks have been filled with races and hardly any taper or recovery… has been bananas, and I have eaten my fair share of bananas.  I may have to track my banana consumption alone to see how much it really is because I know it is at least one per day.

So where do we start with Ironman Texas training?  Oh, how about words from my Coach after 70.3 San Juan.  This is not verbatim but I think you will get the point:

  • I have aggressive goals for you for Ironman Texas.  You will be ready for that day without a doubt.
After a big swallow of air when the phone hung up I said to myself:   What would be aggressive goals?  The next thought was that is awesome.  Let her think about those goals and take it away from me.  When I setup my own goals I am fairly aggressive but having somebody else set them up and I will chase them down with reckless abandon.  I am excited to see what she has up her sleeve.
I am also very excited about my newest sponsor.  Last week I came to an agreement with Grapevine Grains.  They are a local company here in Grapevine, Texas and  provide the freshest granola, muesli, trail mix, and fresh stone ground cookie, muffins, pancake and corn bread mixes.  All of their products are made with fresh organic stone flours and rolled oats.  As a person who does a lot of baking in the house as well as eating oatmeal, granola and muesli this sponsorship couldn’t have been a better match.  Be on the lookout for a more formal announcement along with a coupon code so that you can get the freshest quality ingredients delivered to you doorstep.
Now onto the numbers:
Week 13
  • Swim: 3.84 miles
  • Bike: 93.8 miles
  • Run: 26.6 miles

Week 14

  • Swim: 5.57 miles
  • Bike: 78.5 miles
  • Run: 30.8 miles


  • Swim: 69.5 miles
  • Bike: 1,529.2 miles
  • Run: 390.9 miles

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  1. misszippy says:

    You’ve got your Texas y’all going on…

    You are a racing machine! Glad you are happy with how things went. You are smart to be racing them this way to figure out nutrition. You are also smart to keep your eyes on the big prize and let the 1/2 IM be a “B” race. Good things coming up!
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  2. Jen says:

    Congrats on the new sponsor! I can’t wait to hear about your new “aggressive” training… because you are such a slacker on your own. haha. ;)
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  3. Looking strong as always, my man…
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  4. Caroline says:

    new sponsor!!! congrats Jason! this is great!
    love the weekly video!
    all right now to important stuff….who will win the tournament?

    I say…….Kentucky!

    • CTER says:

      Thank you on the well wishes for the new sponsor. I am super excited to be working with them and bringing everybody the knowledge of a great local company for good quality food.

      I am partial to Louisville right now for some reason.

      BTW – the book is in my back seat and I promise to mail it out soon.
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  5. Jeff Irvin says:

    You have been a racing machine dude. I am finally back to the land of the living and am so behind on blogs!!!

    Dude, don’t make your gps watch so difficult.Set your screen: Avg pace, current pace, total mi, and total time for the run. Let the Avg pace be your guide. Even when the mind starts to get hazy you can see avg pace and the predicting of finish time becomes very easy – if you don’t like pass out or anything!

    Another solid couple of weeks man! Your consistency in training is going to pay off like you hit the lotto at IMTX!
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    • CTER says:

      The screen hasn’t been the problem it is the fact that I don’t know how to press the button when it is in multi-sport mode……you would think I would know by now. Soon enough I will figure it out.

      I am thinking of coming down there soon. What weekend are you up for a longish ride?
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      • Jeff Irvin says:

        Pretty much every weekend in April and May. We have the Kemah Oly Tri on April 29th but other than that I am not traveling for work at all. Let me know when you are thinking of coming down. We could do just a big ass training weekend. Long ride with brick run on Sat and then long run with a swim on Sun.
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