Here is a pic of me finishing a sprint triathlon this weekend in my fivefingers... I got a ton of questions from other racers about my fivefingers during the race! but the most significant thing was the energy level i had through the whole race and after. I followed pb really closely ( not sure on a percentage) probably 85 -90 for the week before and added sweet potatoes to every meal the day before and day of the race (ala Robb wolf suggestion) and holy cow it was like jet fuel in my body, once I got out of the water, it was ON! I made up a lot of time in the bike and run and was ready to play with my kids when the race was over...after that i still had the juice to finish a deck project!!
before any says anything about chronic cardio...I didn't do any cardio to prepare, I followed the WHole 9 PTP program of heavy deadlifts and presses with no running longer than 1 mile.. I actually didn't swim at all before the race and only rode the bike once to make sure the tires would hold..my honest thought was let's put it to the big test.. I finished in my goal time of 2hrs so i am ecstatic...
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Big high five!!!
I did the same thing last weekend except I ran in my Nike Frees It was my first sprint tri and I didn't really train at all outside of strength training earlier in the year and a few short runs and sprints. Surprised myself and finished strong.
Fantastic! Congrats on your achievement and successful training!
what is the Whole 9 PTP workout program?
I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe
read their blog too, Melissa and Dallas know their stuff and are great writers.