Ironman Texas Training - Week #3 VLOG

So it is Tuesday which means it is Day #2 of Week #4 of training.  Right now all my faculties are in place and I have yet to hit Zombie land like this fellow triathlete and blogger [Click Here].  Secretly and not so secretly I hope to never have that Zombie look but I also am realistic to know that the day is going to come when nothing goes right and the body wants to crap out on me and I will need to have some superior mental strength to get through it all. One thing I know for sure is that on my aero runs I am going to be treating them like the half-marathon in the race and run the first couple of miles at a slightly slower pace than my goal pace, then hit my goal pace for the middle miles and then pick up the pace.  I want to do this for a few reasons.
  1. I want to practice not going out to hard and blowing up on the run.  I know what my goal is and at 70.3 Cali and 70.3 Austin I have yet to hit that goal and I am going to do my best to get there at 70.3 Puerto Rico and pacing is going to be the key.
  2. I want to teach my body to pull on its reserves and run harder when it's tired.  I need to be able to embrace the suck as those miles pile up and still be able to hold/maintain a pace.
  3. I know how I want to treat the marathon of Ironman Texas and practicing the pacing and nutrition will allow me to not be surprised come marathon time in mid-May in The Woodlands where temps can be high and the humidity even higher.  I have been running with 3-4 shirts on plus a sweatshirt to mimic the sweat rate loss that I am likely to face and thus practicing pacing and nutrition simultaneously.
Thank you for watching.  Recommendations for the next head-gear are welcomed and I'm starting to feel like Lee Corso a little bit.
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Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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