Trained with a triathlete team today

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  1. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I injured my hand boxing so i cannot punch for a while so I decided to try my hand at a triathalon. I did my first triathalon workout today with a triathalon club today it was pretty intense but i was able to complete the workout with the best guy in the group. He invited me to run an event with him in the next few months here is the routine we did today:
    1 hour of running at a 5 mile per hour pace (I normally runa little faster) but he told me not to blow my wad on the run lol.
    20 mile bycicle ride this was the hardest part for me not because i was winded but because i have not rode a bicycle in 10 years lol
    Swimming session of 1000 yards in lake mead this was not to bad but the water was fucking cold as hell good thing he loaned me a wet suit.
    I am a little sore from the swimming around my upper back and shoulders but i feel great otherwise.
    the event we are going to enter is on Thursday, November 24, 2005 in scottsdale az
    it is a sprint triathalon consisting of 3-mi Run, 12-m Bike, 300 yd pool swim
    Anyways i would recomend anyone who is a combat athlete fid a triathalo club and work out with them one day as these guys are in top cardio shape. the dude i was with is a fucking cardio stud he was not even a little tired after all the work we did and he does a simialr workout 2-3 times per week and usually does it a little longer. If anything you should try to complete a Triathalon to test your cardio.
     
  2. Brandinho

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    Good job dude. Teams such as these are the best for training and tailoring workouts.
     
  3. Brand Nizzle

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    Awesome man
     
  4. Brand Nizzle

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    How was the resistance on the biking?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Good to see you're keeping in-shape despite the hand Bro, very encouraging.
     
  6. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Yeah I am going to get into even better shape than i have ever been. I think I am going to try a few triathalons and then shoot for a Ironman contest at least until my hand is better
     
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    Yo can you go into a little detail with the biking part? Did you use a stationary bike or na? What was the resitance and pace like?
     
  8. Vilo Magee

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    We rode on regualr road bikes on the around lake mead. it took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes to do the complete ride it wasnt at a very fast pace most of the way.
     
  9. Brand Nizzle

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    Nice man, there is this lake by me with a nice dirt path going around it. I have been choosing to jog there over the track because I figure it would be better for my endurance / cordination to run on a dirt path littered with tree roots rather than on an average track. Once I get my flat fixed on my bike I'll start doing some laps around there biking too.
     
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    dude, take it easy. DO NOT get in over your head with an ironman. an ironman is for people who have been training for a couple of years. you can't prepare your body for one in a matter of months. just take it easy, and start with your sprint tri.

    then move it to an olympic after you've done one or two sprints...

    then move it to the half...

    i would suggest you do two or three halfs before trying an ironman...
     
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    I dont have any intention of doing an Ironman in the near fututre but I have set a goal to do one in the next 18 months. I am pretty sure I will be in shape by then
     
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    no...

    i would strongly advise against it dude...

    but, i'm not there with you, i don't know you, haven't trained with you, etc...

    i would talk to anyone who you are training with that has finished an ironman, and see what they advise. if none of these guys have done one, i wouldn't listen to them...

    what i am getting at, is you are healing an injury right now. in 18 months, maybe you can get ready to the point of finishing the iron, but you would be fucked up for a long time afterwards...

    18 months until an iron man, and you haven't even done a sprint yet, is a seriously high curve on the graph dude...

    all i'm saying is be careful, and don't get in over your head...

    luck...
     
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    1000 yards for the swim is nothing compared to the run and bike.

    But I was told by a triathlete once there was a name for swimmers turned triathletes: "losers."

    That made me laugh. Around here, they have triathlons where three people team up to do one of each of the legs. Most of the guys who compete are triathletes, each taking his strong suit, so when one of them scored a swimmer like me to ring, we could pretty much swim backstroke and still win by a couple hundred yards.
     
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    boomstick, i just wanted to add that 18 months is near future...

    edit: another thing, triathlon is not a tool for combat athletes. combat athletes are required to break up breathing cycles, where triathlon is the opposite...

    after races, i am unusually exhausted while rolling...

    you don't want to get your body too accustomed to that shit, as steady state activity is the death of a fighter...

    your aerobic capacity will increase, but your anaerobic system will take a hit...

    trust me...

    i've done 100+ mile adventure races, triathlons, and biathlons...

    none of that conditioning is akin to fighting...

    plus, fast twitch muslce fiber has the ability to switch over to slow twitch characteristics when they have to. yours will if you do this long enough...

    do it for fun for a while, but i would advise against ironman if you want to fight professionally like i've heard you mention before...
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I disagree on the steady state of activity being the death of a fighter because for one my boxing style is one that requires a steady state of activity because i throw at the very least 80-90 punches per round but usually over a 100.
    Also the guy who hooked me up witht he triathalon team is an ex 3 time world boxing champion and ran in marathons throughout his career.
    Anyways that being said the triathalon team was impressed with my stamina and they are a pretty well known group and run in alot of trialthalons every year they were the ones who suggested I try an Ironman in a little while.
    I am not injured in a way that effects anything other than boxing I only feel the injury when I punch something no other time.
    I think that doing a triathalon is something that would be good for any combat athlete because it is a good guage for where your cardio is. I feel more confident in my cardio knowing I can hang with a true endurance athlete.
     
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    Who hooked you up Bro?
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Boza edwards hooked me up with the triathalon team. He actually contemplated a career as a runner before he became a boxer and throughout his career he ran in marathons never really to win just to stay in shape.
     
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    That kicks ass man, you got all the connects.
     
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    Don't confuse Boxing with MMA.
     
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    Second that.
     

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