Ironman Texas Training - VLOG Week #8

Some awesome news comes in this week with me making a trip to The Woodlands to root on Jeff and Kevin in their attempt to qualify for Boston.  In addition to that I will also be riding the Ironman Texas course, or at least a part of it the day after.  Last year I rode the 70.3 Austin course twice before the race and it was a huge advantage for me to know where turns were, hills, false flats, winds, etc.  I am figuring this will be no different and I plan on making more than one trip South to ride the course. Additionally, I got a new bike bag so that my travels this year to Puerto Rico, Maine and Arizona will not be as cumbersome as my trip to California was last year. Last April I borrowed a friend's bike case and it was unruly, couldn't turn without making hieroglyphics out of it (no K turns) and just an overall tough way to travel.  This bag, as you will see in the video, is soft and comes with tons of padding for me to wrap El Diablo in and get him safely to all of my destinations. The information you've been waiting for: [caption id="attachment_5290" align="aligncenter" width="238" caption="Those Swim Miles Just Don't Add Up"]IMTX_Ironman_Training_Miles[/caption] Miles:
  • Swim: 5.57 in Week #8; 40.9 Ironman training to date (ITTD)
  • Bike: 103.5 in Week #8; 946.6 ITTD
  • Run: 27.3 in Week #8; 233 ITTD
  [caption id="attachment_5291" align="aligncenter" width="238" caption="Looks Much More Balanced Than The Miles"]IMTX_Ironman_Training_Triathlon_2012[/caption] Time in Hours:
  • Swim: 3.5 in Week #8; 26 ITTD
  • Bike: 5.75 in Week #8; 51 ITTD
  • Run: 3.7 in Week #8; 31 ITTD
Thanks For Watching. 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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