Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The course was fun and since I knew that I would be doing some hills I was prepared as you can be. The local residents were out cheering everyone on and there were bands playing along the way. As I was approaching the 10 mile mark I knew that hospital hill was next. Since I was wearing my Team In Training shirt one of the coaches from the National Chapter hooked up with me and helped keep me focused on making it up the hill. To my surprise when we got to the top he wished me luck and peeled off to help someone else. This is why training with TNT is valuable not just for the athlete but for the cancer patients we raise funds to help.
As I approached the finish line it was getting crazy and the runners that already completed their run and the volunteers were going all out to give you that extra push to cross the line. We placed 81 out of 116 finishers here are our timings.
81. 2:31:01 AFD Relay Team (1:15:31) ================================================== 1 1:13:29 B60 Brian Lewis 2 1:17:32 A60 Marion Lewis
There were 300 teams registered so I think we did really great finishing and Marion ran great. Look at her time and this was the longest run that she has completed to date. Next year we will do the whole thing together and maybe beat our time from this year.
|Finish Line photo at the Team In Training tent|
Friday, May 13, 2011
The April update I spoke about my weight as this is something that I continue to fight as I never want to become that obese person I was just a few years ago. Since then I have lost another 3 pounds and 2.5 of those pounds were fat. This tells me that I will at least a lean, mean fighting machine come race day..
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Well yesterday I went to Cambridge, MD and introduced myself to the bike course. With a slow start and learning the road markings eventually I got going pretty well. My predicted time for the race is 3.5 hours and I finished yesterday in 8 minutes over my predicted time. My thoughts are that come race day I will be able to make my time and maybe even better. There is a lot of training left to do and I am thinking that some hill training will help me on that flat course.
Saturday May 7, 2011 - went to Pasadena, MD and met with Gary from the ATC and 5 others to get our first open water swim. What a reminder that the pool is nothing like the open water. Where did the line go? Siting is so important so that you don't get to far off course. The water was cold but the wetsuit worked as much as a sleeveless wetsuit is suppose to work. Tried a little something different and rode my bike with bare feet in the bike shoes, then used socks in my running shoes and things went well. There will be some more practice this month and I'll get this figured out by race day. Between the bike and run I used a G1 hydration and some Cytomax from the water bottle and didn't get the fatigue that I have in the past. The transition from bike to run went better than I expected. So some more work on my swim and I look forward to some good things on June 12, 2011.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
May is very important for my cause to raise over $2,600.00 and I need to raise another $800.00 to meet my goal by May 27, 2011l. What I need everyone to do is to visit my Fund Raising site and donate whatever they can to help us fight this enemy of everyone.
The swim this morning was a good one and the run this afternoon was a hot one. This will surely get me ready as it has known to be very hot on course during the run.
Please leave any words of encouragement or tips for success here and I will be sure to reply to them.
Friday, April 29, 2011
If you are here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland stop on by at the Dixon Furniture Auction in Crumpton, MD or make a donation on my secured fund raising site.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
- Pre workout: Gatorade G1
- During the workout: Gatorade G2
- Post workout: Gatorade G3
- Pre workout: FRS
- During the workout: Cytomax
- Post workout: Gatorade G3 or eating a high protein meal
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The training is going well and I am see success on the horizon.
- Tonight is more time with my swim coach who has done wonders to get me where I am today in the pool. Open water swims will start soon thank goodness I have a wetsuit.
- Tomorrow I take my bike in for the 90 day check up and I pick it up on Thursday and get a adjustment to my fit.
I still need supporters to help me find a cure for blood cancers like Leukemia. You can join Team Lewis by submitting your donation at the following secure site: http://pages.teamintraining.org/md/Eagle70311/blewisc59c
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Many athletes take their diets very seriously and I know that mine is one of the most important part of my plan. With having an obesity problem and never wanting to weigh 300+ pounds again I look at all the information available. While there is no magic bullet or pill to cure obesity you can win the war. With the advice of a good doctor and nutritionist the battles along the way can become smaller. A good diet is just as important as a good bike. The tools we use to train for triathlons, marathons, and other endurance events should include whatever it takes to keep the diet under control.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
There are 120 days until the Eagleman Half Ironman and I am working hard to be competitive in that event. With the Maryland Team In Training Team along side of me this will be a great event. One of our Honored Teammates is Eva Paxton, she is training for this event and undergoing chemotherapy. When you have teammates like Eva you push a little harder to be your best. Before I reach the starting line in Cambridge, MD I will run several other events that you can find on my schedule page.
There have been some setbacks in my training schedule with having a cold to start January and February off with. Now that those are behind me the training will be going full steam ahead. My swim coach is teaching the breath stroke and I am getting more comfortable in the water. The bike is on the trainer for the winter and while I am not use to riding in doors it seems to be going well. Most of my run training is on the treadmill which I know everyone disagrees with but when you have a cold running in freezing temperatures is not fun. There will be a long run this week outdoors to prepare for the B&A Trail Marathon on March 6, 2011.
As promised I will talk a bit about nutrition and my personal fight with obesity. That is right I said obesity, something that is genetic and I could not be lucky and have it pass me by. Since having gastric bypass surgery in July 2008 and losing over 100 pounds I struggle to keep it off. This was a life changing event for me and I have been on a restricted diet since then. This off season I added weight training to my schedule and while I am stronger now it also put some more weight back on me. There are ongoing conversations with my doctors but I am looking for a nutritionist certified in sports and working with endurance athletes. To say that I am concerned about gaining weight again that would not be an understatement. My promise to you is that I will always keep an eye on this and your recommendations and ideas will be considered.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Well this month is flying by and I sure wish I could get it back. Oh well that won't happen so I will move forward. My search for a swim coach has ended and already helping. Coach Corey helping me understand that with proper body position and a better kick my swim will be enhanced. Now that I know that I am practicing drills to make these things natural. Someone once told me that knowledge is power. Well I have the knowledge and the power to make a change. The training calendar is being updated to add more swim time to practice the drills to help make these changes. Next week I learn to do the breath stroke, I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick.
The running is on target and I will be ready for the B & A Trail Marathon March 6, 2011. This is not the only race on my schedule however it is the first endurance event of the year. There are six events on my schedule leading up to the Eagleman Half Ironman that I am planning to run with the Maryland Team In Training team. The mission of Team In Training is to raise funds to find cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My goal for this event is $2,900.00 and I am sure that all my friends will help me achieve this goal while I train for success. With your support and my coaches I will be ready to complete the Half Ironman event.
My next post will focus on nutrition and what I am doing to continue my personal fight with obesity.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Since I was recovering from a cold last week and spending time with my littlest angel Annaliese there were no posts last week. This time was not wasted and I evaluated my race calendar and training schedule. My main events for this year include a marathon in March, half marathon in May, Half Ironman in June, International distance triathlon in September, and a century ride in October. Along with these events I will be running several smaller events to keep my competitive edge. This year I will again be raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and you can make a secured donation by clicking here.
So today I ran 3 miles on the treadmill at the Y followed by some strength training. My training is logged using Ontri.com where training calendar is also maintained. Like last year I am still looking for some help with nutrition and creating a diet that will help me maintain the lean competitive body that I desire. Unlike last year I have someone that is going to coach me in the swim and help me become a better swimmer thus making me more competitive. Are you all seeing the theme here? This year I want to be competitive and set some new personal records.
My motto this year is the lesson that Yoda taught Skywalker Do or Do not. There is no try." Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the force.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Today started on a good note my granddaughter woke up and was her cherry self. It seems that somewhere between the New Years Eve 5K and now I have developed a little congestion and the sinuses are dripping. My training for today is a 45 minute run focusing on technique, looking for my balance or chi you might say.
The diet for today will be a light one with lots of fluids.
The fund-raising effort needs to get in to full swing so that I can reach my goal of $2,900.00 by May 2011. You can donate by visiting the following link. http://pages.teamintraining.org/md/Eagle70311/blewisc59c