Run #1
  • 19m 09s
  • 2.02 miles
  • 09m 29s /Mi
Run #2
  • 25m 56s
  • 2.74 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

Bike
  • 45m
  • 13.67 miles
  • 18.23 Mi/hr

Swim
  • 28m 34s
  • 1600.00 yards
  • 01m 47s /100 yards

400. 7:21
1000. 17:52
100 x 2. 1:36, 1:43

WEIGHT CONTROL

A funny thing happened to me yesterday and this morning.  But first, I have to backtrack.  Last winter/off-season, my goal was to maintain a weight under 202 lbs.  Knowing I could get down to 195-197 in a week of training and dieting.  This year, my goal is to remain at 197 throughout the off-season and winter, knowing I could get down to 192 in about 2-3 weeks with training and dieting (which is what I weighed for IMLP).

Yesterday morning, I got on the scale and I was 199.8!!!!  I almost freaked out, okay, I did freak out.  I ran into the bedroom, asked my wife if I looked fat, I tried on my "skinny pants" (yeah, I have a pair).  I literally went crazy.  I even planned on getting up early 2 days after an HIM to get in a 1 hour ride just to get some sort of a calorie burn in.

But here's the key piece to all of this.  I added a bunch of table salt to the five gatorades that I drank during the Half IronMan.

This morning... I weighed 196.2... that's more like it.  I did some research this morning and learned that taking in that much extra saltcauses you to retain ALOT of fluids at a cellular level and it takes up to a couple of days for it to clear from your system. 

In the end, I didn't get up early this morning.  I turned off my alarm, put my head back down and overslept.  I think that is the best thing for me right now as I have a sprint this weekend.  I will probably swim this evening and yes, I'll have a SMALL cup of ice cream tonight.

Bike
  • 40m
  • 11.31 miles
  • 16.97 Mi/hr

Easy ride. Trying to loosen up after the HIM. I reviewed all of my numbers from my previous years at that race. Not only did I get an overall PR, but I got a bike and run pr, finished in the top half overall for the first time and finished in the top 20 in my age group for the first time. My transitions cost me at least 4 minutes overall, but I think that is mostly because of the ridiculous transition area set up.

 RR IS UP

http://beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=270472

 

My history at MM Half

Year

Swim

Pace

T1

Bike

Pace

T2

Run

Pace

Tot time

Oa place

Ag place

07

38:03

1:48

3:10

3:03:27

18.32

2:54

2:27:37

10:53

6:10:10

274/

385

50/68

08

38:00

1:48

2:09

2:57:19

18.95

1:53

2:25:23

11:06

6:04:42

224/

401

35/57

09

39:11

1:52

1:59

2:56:12

19.07

1:44

2:36:48

11:58

6:16:48

241/

349

29/39

11

40:13

1:54

5:00

2:54:53

19.21

3:02

2:13:06

10:09

5:56:12

110/

233

16/27

Swim
  • 40m 32s
  • 2112.00 yards
  • 01m 55s /100 yards
Bike
  • 2h 53m 24s
  • 56.00 miles
  • 19.38 Mi/hr
Run
  • 2h 13m 08s
  • 13.10 miles
  • 10m 10s /Mi
It took four tries at this HIM, but I FINALLY broke 6 hours.  It turns out this has been a season of nearly all prs.

Bike
  • 13m 04s
  • 4.07 miles
  • 18.69 Mi/hr
Run
  • 10m 16s
  • 1.06 miles
  • 09m 41s /Mi

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