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Next up, Ironman Florida! This will be #5

By on October 6, 2014

I have been busy working out of town and yet again I have not been able to execute some of the long work needed to make sure I am 100% ready for this race. I have been here before though. I’ve learned the hard way that plans usually never work in the single dad life. You can plan things out to a T, make spreadsheets, training calenders, and all that fancy fun stuff, but the reality is most of the time it  just doesn’t happen. This past week I spent five days working in Dallas with 17-19 hour days and I did not get one single session in, so there is a whole week gone. Just like the bumper sticker says, shit happens…

Don’t focus on it, don’t dwell on it, just do everything that you can do within your own control and be as ready as you can. If you do that then you cannot be disappointed. So when I got back in town I got back to work and hit the road. I still have not went 100 on the bike since Louisville so next Saturday will have to be the day, because that’s it, no other chances… Today I had a perfect training day riding 50 hard miles and then running 3 fast miles off the bike. I felt so great. I hope I can keep this great feeling all the way into Ironman Florida.

I have definitely gained a little weight since taking on this new job. I’m up about 10lbs, not something I am super proud of but I am just being honest with you guys. I am not too worried about it because I feel great. I am working to tighten up my diet a little bit and maybe trim a few pounds off before the race.

Here is what I have been up to.

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#love #sons #dads #WhatHappensWhenIamNotTraining

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Feeling real good on the post ride run today. Nutrition is working well, suited up in the Sugoi race kit to make sure everything is fitting well, laid down some speed, and felt plenty left in the tank when I stopped. Let’s hope this feeling stays around for Ironman Florida on 11/1. #IMFL #GuCrew #MerrellPack #LockLaces #Sugoi #iamspecialized #RokaSports

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50 mile ride / 3 mile brick run.. One of those training days where your confidence starts coming back. #BeRelentless #NeverGiveUp #iamspecialized #IMFL

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#MerrellPack #DoWork #BeRelentless

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#RacingForSteveO #DoWork #BeRelentless #NeverGiveUp #ironman

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Damn I’m tired… All I want to really do is turn on the TV, play on my phone, and lay on my couch. Work was killer today and I came home toasted. The last thing I want to do is 2 hours on the bike and a 4 mile brick run. Unfortunately Ironman Florida doesn’t care about my feelings, wants, or desires, in fact all it wants to do is eat me alive. So I’ll sip some coffee, eat a banana, grab 2 bottles of Gu Energy Roctane Tropical Fruit and commence the quiet suffering. Welcome to Ironman… #GuCrew #iamspecialized #NeverGiveUp #BeRelentless #IMFL

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