Monday, August 3, 2009

Triathlon Pics and My Future Training Plans

After a day of thinking about what I want to do I have have come to a conclusion.

I am too darn skinny right now (152 lbs). This has been brought on from all the cardio (swimming, running, and biking) that I did in order to train for the triathlon. My problem is that if I want to continue to do Tri's I need to keep on doing the cardio training. I saw serious gains in all three of the Tri sports from the time I began. So, if I stop altogether then I will probably lose all those positive gains.

Now what I really want is to have the build that I did while doing P90X but also not lose any of the cardio gains that I have developed.

So, I am going to do both! The way it is going to work is that I am going to do all the P90X Strength Training workouts + Yoga and substitute the P90X cardio (Plyo and Kenpo) with running, swimming, and biking. I am going to do the full 90 day schedule and on the rest weeks I will increase my cardio workouts even more. Instead of push ups and pull-ups I am going to do dumbbell bench presses and lat pull downs. My buddies Boomer and Steve have tried P90X this way at times and have had good results.

Also, today I stopped at the Nutrition Depot and picked up Nitrix, Cell Mass, and N.O. Xplode. I am going to stack these supplements along with Creatine. I started the supplements tonight.

And I am pretty sure I want to try another Tri! Not ready for the Olympic level yet so another Sprint will be just fine. There is one in October about 20 miles from my house. It is currently full but it sounds like on the day before you can show up at the sponsoring Local Running Shop and they will sale you one of the packets that was not picked up ... I might try this!

Anyways, I will ramble on more later and am planning on starting the training very soon.

Here are some of my Triathlon pictures:

My friend has a bunch more and a couple videos. She burned it onto a DVD and of course all three of my computers are not compatible with so I am going to need to go flash drive it.
Thanks for Reading,


  1. Hey there Jeff... I think your decision to do P90X and tri training is sound. I was basically doing that while training for my first tri (except I skipped out on yoga).

    Cool pics! It is cool that you have something on which to look back upon. I did not have anyone at my first tri so I only have one pic that I asked someone to take for me. I did not have the heart to wake up my son at 3am.

    My sprint tri that I was supposed to do in Oct got cancelled so I have made some changes in my training strategy too. I will post it soon.

    Dude, with all that BSN stacking you are going to be monster in 90 days!

  2. Yeah! Great job Jeff and CONGRATS!!!

  3. Jeff:

    That event does look like fun, and it looks like you were having fun too. Your training really paid off.

    Your next round of P90X sounds intense. I can honestly say using dumbbells, lat machines and lo-pulley rows added so much more to the routines. If you're using your BSN stack with weights and lat machines, you'll have to buy a new closet full of shirts!

  4. Boomer - I am going to do a lot of what you have been recommending. Except a little less on the cardio and a little more on the weight training.

    Diet will stay around the normal 40/40/20 breakdown we have both been doing. If I am feeling down on certain days then i'll add in come more carbs for a pick-me-up!

    I was cool having my wife and our friends at the race. I got a good link from Picacca with all the other pics.

  5. Thanks Jocelyn - it was a great time!

  6. Steve - I seemed to have a smile on my face on every photo so I must have been having a good time!

    I remembered both you and Boomer were doing the lat pull downs and you guys had good results and I cannot wait until the Nitrix and Cell Mass kick in because last cycle they made me feel awesome!

    Also, luckily most of my shirts are big on me anyways! I really dont want to even know how much money I have spent on new clothes since I began P90X?