• Train

Sunday has become the day of the Epic Training Day of the week and this Sunday was no different. For the past two weeks my rides have been on the trainer because of the weather but today (1/30/2011) I got to ride outside.  I apologize to my friends in the North but today was 65 degrees and it was a great day to take the bike outside.  The downside to riding outside today?  The fact that the winds were blowing wildly and always seemed to be into my face.  I would say that approximately 70% of the ride wound up going into the wind and that...

  • Race

Welcome to the new site for Jason Bahamundi and the Life of An Aspiring Triathlete.  You can see that there have been 'some' changes around here.  In the past two months or so I have truly been chasing my passions.  My passion for cooking and my passion for a healthy lifestyle through training and racing.  I decided to put them together and came up with this site.  I did not do this all on my own.  With a lot of help from Rita Barry at Fitblogger and Blog Genie this dream has become a reality.  It is terrific because the post for today w...

  • Athlete's Plate

A quick announcement that ch-ch-changes are coming.  The look and feel of this blog will be changing in a major way in the very near future but do not worry as you will be able to still find me through the http://www.baha703ironman.com/ URL as well as the new one (not releasing the name yet.)  It is going to highlight my true passions which are cooking and eating as well as training and racing.  I am so excited and doing my best to not reveal anything but you will love it to. I received a preview shot last night and I am in LOVE ...

  • Train

What a great week this past week was.  Training was spot on although one day I had physically crashed (more on that in a bit.)  First group run for Marathon Makeover, Wedding Anniversary and a house showing. =================== Training: What a great training week.  It was last Sunday that I had a 3:00 trainer ride followed by a 30 minute run and both of those were preceeded by a 3200y swim.  Needless to say Sunday was a long tiring day, but I loved it just the same. Problem came on Monday when the body just did not want to perform....

  • Uncategorized

(Not our actual rings)Dear Karen -It was one year ago that we decided to get married.  Prior to saying I do we dated first long distance (New York to Dallas), then we dated in very close proximity (I moved to Dallas and had an apt next door to you), then we bought a house and then we got married.Through each of those steps I knew you were the woman that was right for me.  The woman that would provide me with support and strength.  The woman that would provide laughter and reality.  The woman that would speak the truth and...

  • Uncategorized

Crazy enough  I got nominated twice for the stylish and versatile blogger award.  You are supposed to write 7 things about yourself, so this meant I needed 14 things.  Then you are supposed to link back to those that nominated you.  So Jen at From Fat To Finish Line and Julie from Hotlegs Runner here is your mention, but since we all follow each other on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Stumble Upon, Digg, Carrier Pigeon I'm not sure you are going to learn much about me that you don't already know.  That is the beaut...

  • Athlete's Plate

  I would like to thank Rita Barry of Fitblogger for designing the logo for The Athlete's Plate.  The gold wings represent quite a bit to me.  They represent the gold wings for Boston as well as the headdress that the Greeks wore when they won the Gold Medals as well as the winner of Kona. Fitblogger was also kind of enough to post my menus on a weekly basis.  Thank you very much to Rita. In addition to a new logo I have also created a new Facebook page for The Athlete's Plate.  Click here and be taken to t...

  • Train

Last night, like any other night, I was contemplating life and the meaning behind it and what I could do to change myself to make the people around me better.  I got to thinking about the Biggest  Loser episode and I quickly sent myself an email titled 'Is There A Competitor In You?'  That was the entire email and when I woke up this morning and saw the BlackBerry flashing I looked at the email and on to the pool I went.I kept thinking about the episode from last night and it dawned on me that I am a competitor.  I compete a...

  • Train

For any and all of you doing any type of training, whether it is a 5K or an Iron-distance event the hardest part of the training is the mental game.  The mind is usually ready to quit way before the body and thus it becomes a matter of fighting that mindset.  You are struggling up a hill and the mind says quit and walk, but you don't.  You are coughing up a lung because you just swallowed a gallon of water in the pool and the mind says quit but you don't.  The wind is howling and practically blowing you backwards on your bik...

  • Train

Today was going to be an epic training day and of course there were two one big football game that I had to watch. My training called for a full SBR today.  3400y of swimming, 3 hours on the bike and a 30 minute run.  This was going to be the mother of all training.  Added all up we were looking at about 5 hours of training today and this is on the heels of one of the biggest days of my life. This morning the alarm went off at 4:18am as usual.  As usual I hit snooze until Karen said to me are you getting up to go swimming.  She had a...

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