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LFRV comes first place in Delta Sprint Triathlon!

Heyo,

"People say I'm too skinny. I say they're too fuckin slow."
-DR

I just got back from a wet, windy, and bloody cold sprint triathlon. I came first place in the 20-24 age group (and i'm only 19!) but still not sure where I came overall because the final results are yet to be posted...I'll update this blog when I see those...

I'd like to thank the 811 diet because over the past 12 days I haven't done much training at all and still had a great race. I biked twice, ran once, and swam 3 times in the past couple weeks but still managed to finish the race in 1hr 14min :D

10 minutes into the bike my feet were completely numb. I was cursing the weather and didn't know how I would be able to run-let alone slip my feet into my shoes. It took me 3km to finally get a good-solid-steady-fast pace going so I only truly felt strong on the last 2km. I ended the race with my signature sprint to the finish where the commentator said: "If Ted swam and biked as fast as he ran he's sure to have a great time!" ;)

My first sprint triathlon times:
750m swim 13min (aimed for a sub 12. There were 8 other people in my double sized lane though!)
20km bike 40min (right on target)
5km run 21min (was hoping for a sub 20 :( )


Nutrition: Before the race I ate 2 bananas and 2 oranges and drank/juiced(w/ my mouth [thanks for the idea Michael Arnstein]) 15 oranges. During the race I only drank coconut water. And after while I waited around for my PRIZE I ate 2lbs of dates. For dinner I'll have a big bag of spinach followed by 20-30 navel oranges :D

Stay fit,

TC

Official Results: http://www.raceheadquarters.com/results/2010/multi/DeltaTri2010Adul...

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Comment by B on April 26, 2010 at 2:56pm
superlative job, hope many more victories are ahead. may the fruit be with you. :)
Comment by bsmith on April 25, 2010 at 11:17pm
CONGRATS!
Comment by Bristol on April 25, 2010 at 2:29pm
I'll let you know what my time is, haha it might be not so good...but hey we have to start somewhere I guess lol.
Yeah I would definitely love some tips and such, definitely. I really want to improve. When my mom was my age she ran like 5.5 minute miles (and people say I could be her clone, I don't really see the "twin" resemblance, but who knows haha). Maybe I could get there some day...or at least 7 minute lol.
Comment by Ted Carr AKA Ted Carb on April 25, 2010 at 2:16pm
Fred eh? I'll accept that.
Thanks Sami, and thanks asiris for the visuals!

Bristol, let me know what your 5km time is! If you have any questions about training or recovery let me know I'd be happy to help you improve your running :)
Comment by Bristol on April 25, 2010 at 1:12pm
Wow awesome job!
I'm 19 too, and you're an inspiration!
I mean, I just jog for fun but I'm becoming inspired to try training hardcore and doing it right so I can try some races or something. Actually I am going to be in a casual 5k tomorrow...
Well anyway, awesome job! thanks for posting this :)
Comment by Papaya Princess on April 25, 2010 at 11:59am
Great job Fred! I find the begining of a race tough, but once I get past a certain point I feel stronger too! I've never tried a triathlon...sounds fun! I'm working towards becoming more athletic.
Comment by TriiSami on April 25, 2010 at 11:42am
hey well done mate :) good on you
Comment by Ted Carr AKA Ted Carb on April 25, 2010 at 11:19am
next tri will be faster. i promise!
Comment by TheBananaGirl on April 25, 2010 at 10:59am
Wow that is awesome man! Well done for getting through the pain too, what an achievement! I suggest you post this on as many forums as you can :-))
Comment by pradtf on April 25, 2010 at 10:53am
that's great to hear ted! well done especially in the older age group.
come to think of it you don't even look 19!

in friendship,
prad

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