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Hi all,


I started running back in 2011 after years of believing that I couldn't.  It turns out that I just wasn't patient enough.  That year, I did several races including the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.  Woohoo!  In 2012, I did several runs including two triathlons.  The Milton Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.  I was signed up for Mont-Tremblant again this year, along with the full Ironman but I was unable to train consistently for either race. 


I found out that the reason I had no motivation to train was because I had severe anemia.  Yay!  There goes about $1000 of entry fees!  I am doing better now but I am not going to do an Ironman in 2014.  I need to get a solid year of training done and then I will decide whether I am ready in 2015.


I am on a ketogenic diet because I want to teach my body how to make use of fat as a fuel source during training and racing instead of relying on sugar for long workouts and races.


Main Quest

  • Maintain a ketogenic diet while preparing for my half-Ironman training in January.

Specific Goals

  • Swim at least three times a week
  • Cycle according to the Sweet Spot Intermediate Base I & II plans
  • Run at least three times a week
  • Maintain dietary ketosis, except on November 25th - 27th

Life Quest

  • Master a song on guitar or bass in Rocksmith

I am signed up for two half-Ironman races in 2014.  I really want to finish  close to the average time for my age group in both events.  So basically, I want to not suck.  Things can absolutely happen, but I don't want it to be a result of lack of training.

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