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It was a good weekend.

Posted by Kenallwine Feb 10, 2009


Decided to go on a training ride Saturday morning and was able to meet up with a fellow triathlete.  It was a 'brisk' morning at about 37° at 9:00am.  We left from her house about 9:15am and set out for the Mt. Grenta area.  It was pretty cold until we got warmed up and out the race course route.  The course route itself is pretty well layed out except for creek road which had alot of pot holes and was very dirty.  I could see alot of flats happening there on race day!  The two climbs on the course a good climbs.  The first climb being Pinch road is a good grade for about 3/8 of a mile and will get the blood flowing in the legs after the swim portion.



Other than missing one turn on the course, it was a great ride and had a good time once the sun came out to warm things up a bit.  We ended up back at the house around 11:45 and took a few minutes to get the toes warmed up!



It was a great ride with a great ride partner.  Thanks T.M.!



Here were the specifics off my computer:


Average Temp: 37deg.
Average Speed: 13.2mph
Max Speed: 45mph
Total Acent: 1600ft
Ride Time: 2:33:15
Ride Distance: 31.4miles


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Long post....

Posted by Kenallwine Jan 27, 2009


It's been quite a while since I have posted anything on here.  It has been an interesting few weeks.  My performance on the bike has been improving quite well.  I have been doing a few back-to-back spin classes on the weekends which is really helping my power output.  The run portion is getting better but not as quickly as I would have hoped for.  The Brooks shoes have been the ticket to my recovery though of the leg pain I was having.



The only portion I haven't been focusing on has been swiming.  I'm finally following a regimented training schedule that I picked up in the latest issue of Triathlete magazine.



Now I just need to pony up and pay for registration for the Mt. Gretna Tri!



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Time for an update

Posted by Kenallwine Oct 16, 2008

It's been a while since I'm posted any progress. 


The back has been getting much better through physical therapy.  However, I am now battling shin splints.  Talking with my PT and looking as my shoes, I was running in the abosuletly wrong type of shoes for a 6'2", 228lb overpronator like myself.  They were a pair of Nike Zooms.  These shoes are for high arch people.




After hunting and hunting for shoes, I finally decided on a pair of Brooks "Beast" motion control shoes.  These are super supportive and will keep my ankle from rotating in.  I'm looking forward to breaking these in and getting some good miles on them.












I'll finally be able to get back in the pool this weekend too.




Time to get back to training!



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Another Monday has past and another session of physical therapy has gone by.  But...this time is was different.  I was allowed to run!  I was able to run 1 mile without any pain!! Whoo Hoo!



So I get to try again tomorrow night slowly building back up to 5k.  I'm still waiting for the OK to get back into the pool.



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Another good day

Posted by Kenallwine Sep 22, 2008

Eventhough I haven't been cleared to start back full training yet, I can ride just about as much as I want.  Sunday was a good training ride with a fellow Central PA Tri club member.  We did a 38 mile course with some good rollers and a decent climb.  It started out as a pretty cool morning but warmed up nicely by the time we got back.


I'm hoping for clearance today to get back into the pool so I can resume technique training since this is my weakest event.








Until next time, don't bonk!



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A Better Day!

Posted by Kenallwine Sep 16, 2008


Well, my therapist let me go for a ride Sunday!  It was great to be able to get back on the bike.  A group of us rode from Mechanicsburg high school out through Boiling Springs and did a flat 40 miles at a moderate pace (17-19mph).  I only had an issue with my back the last 6-7 miles starting to get tight.



I still haven't been allowed to run or swim yet so hopefully I will be able to at least ride on a regular basis...



This is really putting a cramp on my training...  



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NOT so good news...

Posted by Kenallwine Sep 12, 2008


The past few days my back has been a little sore. I decided that it would be best to stop by the doctor's office for a look-see.



Well, it turns out that I have a herniated disk between my 3rd and 4th vertibrae which is putting pressure on my femeral nerve. The doctor doesn't think it came from my training but from something years ago and is now catching up with me.



So now I am on Naproxin (anti-inflamitory) and Physical Therapy.



Needless to say, training is on hold for now... Hopefully tonight my therapist will clear me for riding...



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First Post

Posted by Kenallwine Sep 10, 2008

This is the first time I have 'blogged' about anything and the first attempt at a triathlon.


As of today, I have been training for a few weeks and successfully losing weight. Here are my stats




     Starting Weight: 247lbs
     Today's Weight: 231.7lbs
     Height: 6'-2"
      Age: 32


I am planning to enter my first sprint Triathlon in 2009 at the Mt. Grenta Got Nerve event:



Got Nerve Triathlon


Until next time, hope for a tailwind!



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