Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well, I've reached my goal

When I first met with Max on January 9th of last year, the immediate goal was to complete the REV3 half iron triathlon on June 7th. Nancy has said this was my midlife crisis. You see, the bigger goal was to be in the best shape of my life on my 40th birthday. With today being my 40th birthday, I have achieved my longer range goal. I can say without hesitation, I am in the best shape of my life. I feel great, My weight this morning was 176.5 (started at 214.5).

Now comes the tricky part, once you achieve a goal that you put so much time/energy/effort into, what do you do? My goal for this race season is to break 6 hours in a half iron distance race (6:45 is my best of the two I've done). My goals in case you haven't noticed tend to be obnoxious as Max likes to say or pie in the sky as Nancy refers to them.

I've already told Max and Nancy, but I am putting it out there for everyone to see. If I am fortunate enough to break 5:30 in any race this year, I will sign up for a full Ironman distance race for 2011. I am debating signing up for one either way, because then I could have a whole offseason to train for it. Now that it's out there, I can't take it back.

Back to the workout results. Yesterday was 250 lunges for time (125 each leg). I did these standing in one spot in my apartment, so they were not walking around like Erica's and Jane's were. Finished in 7:47. Then went to the gym for the 30 minute TT on the bike. 10.27 miles covered.

Today was more bike, 5 minutes on, 1 off, 10 minutes on, 1 off, 15 minutes on. Got 10.8 miles in. The 2 breaks were spent pedaling slowly.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And congrats on achieving your goal. Pick one of the great places in NYC to eat to celebrate.

  2. Dan

    Happy Birthday!!!

    You are making amazing new milestones everyday. You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments to date. Of course you never want to settle & always set higher goals after you achieve your goals. I don't question that you will smash your last 1/2 Iron times & will be doing the Ironman. There is no question about it. You will be at the starting line @ an Ironman!!! Great job!!!

  3. Happy 40th Dan a great achievement to drop that much weight and to change your lifestyle for the long term.

    Sign up for an Ironman - you can do it - especially with Max's training regime :)

  4. Happy 40th. You'll be doing an Ironman!! I have pretty much decided that I will be doing another one after LP, just don't know which one yet. I'm thinking about Arizona. Want to do it with me?

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Dan!! How did I miss it? You rock and I have complete faith in you that you will achieve whatever goals you set out to do! Go for it!