Ironman Texas Training VLOG - Week #5

5 weeks of training are done and in the books.  My first reaction to this is:  Holy $h*t this is going by fast and will I be ready for the 140.6 come mid-May.  My second reaction is:  This has been a lot of fun and I'm learning more and more about my body everyday and that can never be taken away from me. This training has been completely different for me in terms of my mindset.  I want to get to the starting line healthy but I also know that it is going to be a long day and I have to pace myself properly.  With that I have been enjoying truly heart rate training and seeing splits drop while heart rate stays the same.  I am getting faster while exerting the same amount of energy and that means I am more efficient in my form. Before you view the video I want to let you know of two things: 1- I will be hosting a virtual race this year from February 6th through March 5th.  I am rounding up sponsors and have some great gifts for a lot of people.  This year's race will be for charity and that charity is Shape Up America.  I will be revealing details in the next few days so stay tuned for that. 2- CTER sponsors Boundless Nutrition was gracious enough to provide me with entry into the Dallas Rock N Roll Half Marathon.  I'm very excited to add this race to my schedule since I have never run it.  Karen has run it the two years it has been held and I have navigated the streets of Dallas to see her every 3 or so miles and cheer her on.  This year we will be running it together thanks to the folks at Boundless Nutrition.  When I say run together I mean it since this will be one week after 70.3 Puerto Rico and going out and trying to set a PR is not on the books for me but maybe getting Karen to a PR at this distance is. [caption id="attachment_5155" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The pie chart makes it seem like all I did was ride my bike"]ironman_texas_triathlon_training[/caption]
Have A Great Day and Happy Training
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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