Saturday, March 19, 2011

How Often Should Triathletes Race? |

Well if you look at my schedule you can see that I think the answer is at least once a month. My triathlons are my "A" races but I like to stay competitive with my runs. The Eagleman and Nation's events are top priority and the events before them are training events. The Wildwood triathlon was added to let me know where I am when I do the Nation's in September. The Seagull Century ride is a type of event and I am not sure if I'll do it for time or fun. Maybe all of my friends can tell me what they think I should do and perhaps I'll do a poll for this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Should You Go Gluten-Free? |

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

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

March Update

Well there are 90 days until the 2011 Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan and the training is doing well. The year is getting off to a good start and I am setting some new personal records for my runs. The really cool part is that my wife and daughter are competing with me and we are all having fun.  My next run is the Cherry Pit 10 Mile at the South River High School. This is the 2nd leg of the Championship Series sponsored by the Annapolis Striders; I am looking for a time under an hour and forty five minutes. That might not seem fast to many of you but for me after suffering from heart issues and obesity this is lighting. 

The training program that Team In Training provided has been a great boast to my own plan. There is something that you can do to make this an extraordinary milestone. Join my team by doing one or even all of the following things: provide assistance along my training route, ride or run with me, count my laps in the pool or join me for an open water swim. The most important thing you can do is to go to click on this link Tri For A Cure and donate to help find a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma. My goal this year is raise over $5000.00 to support the facts listed below, I will add to the list for everyone that donates $2,500.00 your name will be tattooed on me and you will train with me forever.

LLS Mission Fact
“What is possible with a $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 donation?”
A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
A donation of $500 provides patient aid to three families with a loved one living with a blood cancer.
A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.