Week one of the keto diet. BTW, what is the keto diet?

Today will conclude my first week on the keto diet. Here is my progress: I’ve stayed nearly 100% with the diets protocols (more on that below). I feel good. I’m not seeing any ill effects. I started the diet weighing 232.8 pounds. This morning I weighed 223.2 pounds. Great, right? Don’t get too excited. This year I’ve been maintaining my weight between 220 and 230 pounds. On average (guessing), I…

I AM WEAKNESS

Hold on tight, this is a long post. I started a new strength training routine this week. It is part of my Half-Ironman Campaign, which also includes Triathlon specific training and a diet reboot. My first strength training session was yesterday. It was gut punch to my ego. I felt so weak. Here is the routine: The routine will be performed 2x per week. The routine has four movements (the…

MY PALEO DIET REBOOT: Going Keto Day 2 of 21

Paleo Diet Reboot In a recent post, I noted that I was rebooting my diet to support my Half-Ironman Training Program. I’m well versed on the Paleo diet. It works well for me. It’s allowed me to change my diet habits for the better. However, I’m not as strict as I should be. Here are a couple of examples: Good: I don’t have cereal, milk and juice for breakfast anymore –…

MY HALF-IRONMAN CAMPAIGN: TRAINING PROGRAM

The Half-Ironman Triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run) that I am considering is June 10, 2018. That’s about 35 weeks from now, a long time. Here is my thinking on how to break down the weeks: Phase 1, first 12 weeks: Focus on cardio intensity via the bike, swimming technique and swimming 500 meters with ease, strength training, and weight loss. I will avoid running to…

My Half Ironman Campaign: Diet … Getting After It … with a Paleo Diet Reboot

As I noted in my last post, I decided to complete a Half Ironman in 2018. A Half Ironman is 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13 mile run. That’s big. I have about 8 months to prepare. I’ve (mostly) decided on my training program. I’ll post it soon. In this post, I’ll hit diet and body weight. Diet and Body Weight Diet and body weight are going to…

What’s Next: Signing up for a Half Ironman

I completed my first Olympic Triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run) in July 2017. I found the training process and event itself enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve been thinking about “what next?”. After much contemplation, I narrowed it down to another Olympic Triathlon or a Half Ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run). I settled on a Half Ironman. Why? I enjoy training. Small plans are…

50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 4

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017 (next Sunday!). Below is my training program (final week!). Oct-1 to Oct-6 (this week) 20 to 30 miles (long ride Sunday, Oct-1) 10 mile 10 mile Weight Training I weight train each week. Here is the plan for this week. Deadlift, 305 pounds, 1 sets of 5 reps Add 10 pounds each week Standing overhead dumbbell…

50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 3

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017. Below is my training program. I also lift weight each week. Here is the plan this week. Deadlift, 285 pounds, 2 sets of 5 reps Add 10 pounds each week Standing overhead dumbbell press, 40 pounds, 3 sets to failure Maintain weight each week, work to increase rep count Sep-17 to Sep-22 (This Week) 35 mile (long ride…

Happy Anniversary to my Wife!

Happy Anniversary Honey! I was thinking about to what to write. After all, it’s not easy to summarize 20 years of marriage. I won’t try. Instead, I started a list of “20 favorite moments”. I don’t know that these are my very favorite moments, some certainly are. These are all moments that make me happy when I think about them. And remind me why I love you. First PACE bus…

50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 2

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017. Below is my training program. This Week (Sep-9 to Sep-15) 10 mile 15 mile complete 30 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-9/10)  Week 2 10 mile 15 mile 35 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-16/17) Week 3 10 mile 15 mile 40 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-23/24) Week 4 10 mile 15 mile 45 mile (long ride…