It’s my birthday today – 47 years old and ready to embark on a very cool 2-week adventure here in Colorado!
Tomorrow (August 3) is Ironman Boulder – 140.6 miles of fun – swimming (2.4 miles), biking (112 miles), and running (26.2 miles) through the Flatirons and surrounding plains. It looks to be warm and wonderful – and I’m looking forward to putting my new “low-volume” training plan to the test (less than 12-hours per week of training – a plan that I call “Weekend Ironman” for people who have very limited time to train between the demands of work and family obligations – I’ll write more about it in future articles).
After Ironman Boulder, it’s off to Breckenridge (9,600 ft elevation) to stay for a couple weeks in preparation for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race on Aug 9 and then the Leadville 100 Trail Run on Aug 16 – both top out above 12,000 ft elevation.
In between all this great mountain fun, I’ll also be doing my best to educate people about the health benefits of managing oxidative stress so they can Feel, Look, and Perform at their Best.
Check HERE for the times and location for any of these events – and please come on out – and bring your friends.
As always, I’ll be practicing what I preach by using Protandim to help manage oxidative stress and help my body to respond to the demands of altitude, and using the Wicked Fast performance products to help my stamina for each event and my recovery between them (not as easy as it used to be for an old guy like me).
Please keep your fingers crossed for me – and send good vibes to help keep me going strong while traversing the Rocky Mountain highs (and inevitable lows).
Thanks for reading,
Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACN, FACSM, FAIS
Nutritional Biochemist and Author
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