I admit it, I'm a little fatter than most June's. There are 3 main reasons for this. First, I blame the colder-than-average spring. At lower temperatures, my desire to put in early morning workouts wanes. (This is code for: I'm a pansy.) Second, since we sold our old house, the Wife and I have been able to eat out more. Restaurants are pressured, mostly by idiots like me, to provide ample food portions. I seem to hold no restraint when it comes to the fork olympics. (This is code for: I'm a pig.) Third, I have not signed up for an Ironman distance race this year. This marks the first time in half a decade plus that I'm not obligated to that distance. Therefore, my training volume is down. (This is code for: I am lazy.)
Like everything in life, there are pros and cons. The pro to the above cons is that I am actually faster. I've traded some volume for intensity. My benchmarks on the run and the bike are off the Banter charts (This is code for: I have crappy charts.) I'm still uncertain about my swimming speed. (This is code for: I don't swim much.) In a nutshell, I've got more speed but less endurance. It'll be fun to see how this plays out.
On the off chance that there are some people reading this blog, and on the even further off chance that any of these people will be racing against me (This is code for: Bloody unlikely.), I'm going to do something that no triathlete has ever done in the history of the sport. I'm going to actually tell you how to beat me in a race, specifically triathlon.
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Wow, you must actually be desperate to beat me in a race if you've made it this far in the post. I'm going to reward your perseverance by following through on my promise. I will now tell you how to beat me in a race...
The only way to beat me in a race is to swim, bike, and/ or run faster than me. Good luck to you.
(Ideally, you should get to the finish line before me. But, with wave starts, you never can tell.)
It's at this time, I'd also like to tell you the tri-banter.blogspot.com does not offer any refunds.