Greg Moriates

Family, Food, and the Outdoors

Athens Archery

I am foruntate enough to be accepted by Athens Archery to be apart of their staff shooter team. 

I am grateful and blessed!

NEVER GIVE YOU ON YOUR DREAM!!!

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More running today during the lunch break. 
I continue to put down negative splits breaking the last mile down to below 8min miles. 
Moving on!
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I AM COMING BACK!

I AM COMING BACK AND I AM STRONGER THAN EVER!

 

In life, racing, training there are always setbacks.   It is not easy to get back up. As a matter of fact, it is easier to not get back up.  But that is not me!

 

It is time to get back up and follow my path.

 

 

Had the opportunity to get back on path today with a 4.6 mile run at a 8:30 min/mile pace on average.  Nothing epic but the first step to MY COME BACK!

 

FOLLOW ME DURING MY COME BACK!

FFWD CC Disk

If you were always looking for a disc but afraid of gluing on a tubular, this is the way to go.

FFWD came out with an all carbon clincher disk. I am looking forward to testing them out.

No need to put on wheel covers anymore and listening to the rattle for 112 miles.

http://www.ffwdusa.com/New_DISC_FCC_Announced-news.aspx

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Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an important product produced by the body. If you remember the Kreb Cycle, lactic acid is important in the process of converting ADP to ATP thus producing cellular energy.

Here is a great article by Velo News.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/training-center/on-the-bike/lactic-acid-myths-debunked_316899

Ironman World Championship Frustration

With the Ironman World Championship this coming Saturday the social networking platforms are flooded with photos and reports on athletes, equipment and strategy.

Then you get the pictures of celebrities that never qualified for a chance to compete in Hawaii. Today there was a picture of Chef Gordan Ramsey with a skin suit on warming up in the water.

This is something that drives me absolutely crazy. I know that the race is a business and a businesses main objective is to make money. However, if you did not qualify like everyone else in Hawaii, you don’t belong there as a competitor.

Do you see celebrities competing in the World Series, Super Bowl, Olympics, Stanley Cup. Of course not.

Chef Ramsey, I respect your food but stay out of my kitchen until you get there on your own merit.

I work hard training, racing, and studying everything triathlon. Have I qualified for the worlds, NOT YET! But I will tell you this, when the stars are aligned and I have the race of my life to qualify for Kona, I will be there on my own merit because I deserve to be there.

I will never every give up till I get there. For me and my family. My kids will understand the word, NEVER GIVE UP!

TIME TO TAKE OUT MY FRUSTRATION ON MY BIKE.

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Warmup

Warming up before a training session is essential to a good workout.

You have to wake up your muscles and get the blood flowing for the preparation of the work to come.

As I am typing this, it is 5:30 am. I have a long ride today, in fact this may be my last long ride before a hard taper. Maybe one more.

Well, this my first group ride with some if the Xtreme Multisports team. They don’t have any early season races so I am warming up 1.5 hours in the bike before a tough attach session with the team.

It’s going to be some good fun. Small group today as most are still uncomfortable riding in the 30 degree temps so a second group is going out later.

Road ID, Rudy Project helmet and glasses, Skins tights, Xtreme Multisports Jersey, and Infinit Nutrition, check.

Have an epic Sunday Morning!

Goodness

My new K-Swiss sneakers are in. They are amazing. I have a couple of runs in them and they fit perfect.

Having a Morton’s neuroma in my right foot, I have to be very specific with shoe fit so that I do not squeeze the metatarsal heads together pinching the nerve. K-Swiss is the sneaker that allows that to happen while being light, fast and minimal.

My new Xterra wetsuit speed suit also came in last week. Since Ironman Texas has historically been a non-wetsuit swim, I wanted to take any opportunity I could to save time. The Xterra speedsuit will do that for me!

On the label it indicates that it should not be used in chlorinated water. Therefore, being from the northeast, there will be no trial with the speed suit till practice day in Texas.

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Count Down Begins

The last two weeks have been somewhat uneventful. There had been a stomach bug makings its way through my sharing family. So either I was taking care of someone sick or was sick myself. Interrupted sleep, little rest is a recipe for disaster in endurance training.

I was able to get some workouts in but going long and leaving the house for a long period of time was out of the question.

Being the last one to catch that damn stomach bug, I have been weak and tired, I did get some sessions in but was careful to not overdue it.

For instance, I was planning to go long on the bike. Woke up early hit the bike. However, one hour in and I was mentally and physically on empty. So it was time to listen to my body and take the day off. The resting hear rate was elevated signaling my body to need rest.

Being so close to Ironman Texas, this is not the ideal situation. However, it is what it is. I have to focus on the fitness that was lost the past two weeks and monumental gains.

I will be hitting it hard for the next five weeks before my taper. I Will Make this happen!

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Long Training Weekend

This weekend is going to be a long one on the training front.  I have a 5 hour bike session followed by a 2 hour run the following day.  All the sessions are going to be tempo sessions.

The idea is to mimic race pace that had previously got the athletes in Ironman Texas to qualify for Kona in 2012.  So the idea is to get in a pace and power range on the bike and a run pace/minute on the run that will give me not only a solid training session but will put me in the mix with my age group leaders.

Yesterday was the last day of the Kona Lottery in which you get put in a lottery situation to win a spot to Kona and race in the Championships.  Its was a difficult decision but I decided that I will NOT put my name and money in and qualify with my own blood, sweat and tears.

Have a great weekend and make sure you make it an epic one in no matter what you do!

See you out on the road Team Xtreme Multisports and GCM Endurance!