Wednesday, September 23, 2015

IMCHOO Training Begins

I started my Ironman Chattanooga 2016 training today.  I've got a lot of work ahead of me.  It's the first time I've done any form of exercise, besides walking and kayaking, since my hernia surgery five weeks ago.  I wore my spandex tri-shorts just like the doctor ordered to provide that feeling of security.  I'm happy to say that the surgery was a success except I got fat.

Ready for my first run in almost 2 months
Too many cookies and too little exercise since training for the Atlanta Ragnar Trail Relay last April has left me a mite bit larger that I'd like.  Twenty pounds larger to be exact.

Luke says "show em' your belly daddy"
I ran my usual 10K route.  This will act as a gauge of my progress in the months to come.
My fastest time recorded on this course was in October of 2012 when I had an average pace of 7:12. That was 3 years and 20 lbs. ago.  I only purchased my Garmin watch a few months earlier so it's possible that I ran the Emerald Drive 10K course faster but neglected to record that activity.  This run was no where near those lofty goals.

I sure hope I'm able to register for IMCHOO on Monday, September 28th.  I post the date here as a reminder to myself not to forget the date.  I better put a reminder in my phone too.  From what I hear it's one of those races that sell-out in minutes after online registration opens.

Thanks for reading.