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To put in lifting terms. I went from benching 185 to 225...still sucks...but getting better. I miss repping 500 plus...I suck at what I do know. The urge to jump on a heavy test cycle and just start pounding food and weights is very strong...lol.
 
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Unpopular opinion and I’m not trying to discourage you, but I feel like going from your past to the new cardiovascular endeavors could have some ill effects. The stress you have placed on your system in the past and current training might have some unknown negatives. While I agree that your past training/lifestyle wasn’t sustainable, endurance training is very stressful(past beneficial hormesis). These might be chronically elevated stress hormones, training the beat to beat variability out of your heart, and increased joint degradation.

Healthy diet+moderate strength training+lifestyle modifications are superior to long term cardio endeavors.

Being thin isn’t the only correlation for health but if you really do it cause you enjoy that’s cool. I just think there are better ways to obtain health if that is your goal.
First, subbed! This is a really cool log and I’m excited for you and your journey.

I do think you should consider Thor70s post some as you begin to explore triathlon. I was a triathlete in the late 90 yo mid 2000s, worked up to several 70.3s. Right about that time, the community just started realizing the damage that all of that excessive cardio could do to your heart. Lots of “pros” started retiring as they were warned by doctors that the inflammation was testing their bodies, and their hearts up. In fact, it’s been proven that your heart basically looks like it had a heart attack after a Ironman distance race.

So I’m all for this, just ease into it and give your body time to adjust. And I would highly recommend a full cardio scan (EKG, blood work, ct scan, and a calcium score test). If things look off, address then before you keep slapping on the miles.

Also, good for you for starting TRT now... too many endurance athletes burn out because they don’t recover enough and end up with low T.
 

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First, subbed! This is a really cool log and I’m excited for you and your journey.

I do think you should consider Thor70s post some as you begin to explore triathlon. I was a triathlete in the late 90 yo mid 2000s, worked up to several 70.3s. Right about that time, the community just started realizing the damage that all of that excessive cardio could do to your heart. Lots of “pros” started retiring as they were warned by doctors that the inflammation was testing their bodies, and their hearts up. In fact, it’s been proven that your heart basically looks like it had a heart attack after a Ironman distance race.

So I’m all for this, just ease into it and give your body time to adjust. And I would highly recommend a full cardio scan (EKG, blood work, ct scan, and a calcium score test). If things look off, address then before you keep slapping on the miles.

Also, good for you for starting TRT now... too many endurance athletes burn out because they don’t recover enough and end up with low T.
Yes, I had all of that done a few weeks in as my Dr thought I was nuts. I was surprised to learn that walking around as a 340 pound powerlifter for 20 years didnt damage my heart. Everything checked out great. 3 months ago I was able to come off of BP meds. Now resting HR is in the 40s and BP is like 100 over 60 with no meds. I started this journey in july at 340 pounds..solid. Benching in the high 5s...with all other numbers very solid as well. At 45, I took it about as far as I could, so I switched gears. Now Im about 240 and my running times are continuing to improve..as they should because Im still slower than a snail going up a down escalator..lol. Im not looking to win any Triathlons, I just want to finish a few and see how it goes. But thanks for the support!
 

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Todays run. Still trying to figure out the food. Running in a caloric deficit sucks my ass. When I have some cals in me, especially carbs, running feels way better and I'm much faster..but my weight doesnt budge. I know running at around 215 would be much easier than at 240...so trying to learn how to have successful runs while shedding some pounds.
 

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Actually, I forgot to tag you. Can you look at my log. I posed a question you may be able to answer
 
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@swimfan65 just consider your health when you make decisions !!
 
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What do you mean? I don't think Im neing unhealthy?

I was referring to this comment--- The urge to jump on a heavy test cycle and just start pounding food and weights is very strong
 

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I was referring to this comment--- The urge to jump on a heavy test cycle and just start pounding food and weights is very strong

No worries brother..I also have the urge to do lines of blow off of strippers...neither is going to happen..lol
 

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Todays run. Overdressed and overheated and dehydrated. Since Im out for like 3 hours, I got a camel back last night will be trying it out tomorrow...little backpack that holds fluid with a hose to drink from. There are no water sources on my run and once I dehydrate its a wrap.
 

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