Huge news!!!!

Ok, there is a lot of exciting news to report this week. I will start with details of my year long triathlon series. I competed in 6 triathlons this past summer as part of an overall series. You gained points for your final position in each of the races and competed against others in your age group. The standings were posted earlier this week and guess what?

 

I WON MY AGE GROUP!!!!!!! I am officially the winner of the 2012 Triathlon Series. Is that awesome or what? I mean, who would have thought a couple years ago that it would even be possible for me to compete in one triathlon, let alone win a series! Oh yeah, I rock!!! Lol!

So for the second huge news of the week I finally registered for a 1/2 Ironman, gulp. So as you know my ultimate goal is to complete a full Ironman but my plan is first to complete a 1/2 Ironman. I settled on the Syracuse Ironman 70.3 for a number of reasons. It is close to home and the timing was right (June 23rd). Brittany also signed up for the same 1/2 Ironman so the training has officially begun. I felt a wave of nausea as soon as I clicked “register” on the webpage. Am I crazy? We shall see. So the 1/2 Ironman distances are a 1.2 mile swim (2000 meters), 56 mile bike (90kms), followed by a half marathon at 13.1 miles (21kms).

 

I completed week one of “base” training in my plan I am following. This is a plan I got from a company called CycloCore, the actualt plan is called Tri4P. There are 4 phases and I am in phase one right now. I travelled 92 kms this week as I worked my way through the plan. There were a couple of weight training sessions that almost killed me. I need work in that area.

 

Busy week! See you all at the finish line!!

 

2 Comments on “Huge news!!!!”

  1. Congratulations on winning your age group in the Triathlon Series. Can’t wait to cheer you and Brittany on at the Half Ironman. 🙂

  2. Great news, Mike! While I’ve all but fallen off the wagon with the big move and busy periods at work, you’ve really stepped it up and really accomplished something. Way to go! Consider me very much inspired!

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