It’s been longer than usual since my last blog entry, and I’m under no illusion that anyone is just sitting around with baited breath, anxiously awaiting the latest news from doughboy central. But in case anyone had a passing thought “is he still at it?” the answer is, oh yeah. Big time.

We did the Sunbury YMCA 5k and kids fun run this past Saturday. When I get the video editing bay up and running again, I will have something awesome to share from that day. Not of me, btw.

This week I did my longest single bike ride at 16.35. I did 20 miles two weeks ago, but that was broken up by a long meeting/lunch, and the ride home had two rest stops. This time I rode out to Richfield and back, using two back roads. And yesterday, I did my longest run yet, a 10k.

I’m dreaming of 2012 events already. If I had any thoughts of doing an Ironman in 15 months, I would have been at the computer at noon yesterday trying to get in to the inaugural IM NYC in August 2012. It sold out in 14 minutes, at the highest price tag for an IM event ever: $895. It’s causing quite the buzz on the triathlon boards. The price is very high, the demand was also high, but the race itself will be mostly in NJ. But who wouldn’t want race pictures with the NYC skyline behind them? Still, swimming in the Hudson. Ugh.

I’m not seeing weight changes right now, but I’m not surprised. Until I start doing rides and runs like this more regularly, and most importantly keeping the food dialed in (the hardest part, always), I won’t see the pounds dropping. But even as I’m frustrated that I’m not firing on all cylinders, the great thing about endurance training is that there is always something to be proud of, and keep motivating.

I hoped to be able to finish a 10k by September. I did one yesterday.

It’s a busy week with work, and I’m trying to keep the training up as well. I just finished reading I’m Here to Win, by Chris McCormack, the 2007 and 2010 Ironman Kona Champion. You can see him on a Wheaties box currently. With all the reading on beginnertriathlete.com, I haven’t been taking the time to write. However, next week I have some more time, and I think it’s time I get back into the psychological aspect of making a transformation like this.

So look out next week for a 3 or 4 part series: Prison Break.


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