Ironman Texas Training VLOG - Week #9

This week the VLOG is more than just me talking.  Karen makes her debut appearance and it is well deserved after her 2nd place Age Group finish at the Stonebridge Ranch Half-Marathon on Saturday. We discuss what it is like to live with an Ironman in training.  Karen shows you a picture of me when we first met too, and to say it is not flattering is an understatement. This week's weekday training was a step back, with most workouts lasting less than 1.5 hours.  I had 45 and 35 minute interval runs along with swimming, but nothing that put too much of a hurt on me.  The big numbers came on the weekend.  Out of a total of ~ 14 hours of training, 7 of them came from Saturday and Sunday. Numbers for the those of you that love these things: Week #9:
  • Swim: 3.95 miles
  • Bike: 90 miles
  • Run: 31.4 miles
Overall:
  • Swim: 44.8 miles
  • Bike: 1036.6 miles
  • Run: 264.4 miles
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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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