Thursday, July 16, 2009

you may have been wondering...

You may have been wondering about me, my training and the status of this blog. (Maybe not ;) )

Some time back I started a series of posts on dietary cleansing and ayurvedic eating, never finished. Stopped blogging on my training status. Haven't been logging much on Buckeye. Raced Tupper Lake "Sprint", did Lake Placid camp, but never blogged on it.

Now with 10 days to race day, I feel i need to put my affairs in order. Gees that sounds a little ominous. But no time like the present. And I am thinking I will certainly be blogging my race report and remainder of season, so it'd be good to tie up some loose ends here.

There will be more to come in the next few days. Let me start by addressing the training issue, and my readiness. Due to some unanticipated personal and health issues, I virtually started my taper in February. I have done some long rides, and I am most comfortable thinning about the 112 mile bike leg. I haven't swam more than a dozen times since last October. I am pretty confident I can make the swim cutoff, that's my goal. My longest run this year has been about 10 miles. I have done some 5K and 10K races, one hilly 15k in March, and I have gotten faster, but I am not sure how my body holds up for a whole marathon.

In short, I am overweight and under trained. Yipee, here we go!

5 comments:

Javier said...

Here is my thought on that. You are allowed to crawl through the run in order to save energy, so that you can run to the finish line and get great finish line photos. That is my strategy anyhow. I think it would work!

Philip LaVoie said...

so the 140.6 isn't hard enough trained for ya? had to raise the bar another notch eh? sheesh eXtreme Newman, I'll bet you eat 10 penny nails for breakfast.

Jamie said...

There is nothing wrong with being a little overweight. Just use it to your advantage on the run and roll down the hills (not crawl like Javier said) and skip right past the competition.

Gravity is your friend.

Go Tom Go!

Cool Gui said...

You can do it Tom! :D

Hua said...

I started train for triathlon just recently...and I hear you... losing weight is the toughest part of my training...