Fit Nation Tri Challenge: Progress... Progress... Progress
June 16th, 2011
10:32 AM ET

Fit Nation Tri Challenge: Progress... Progress... Progress

The past few weeks have been amazing! All of the pieces are coming together. At the end of May I biked 30 miles.  It is the farthest I have ever biked. I remember in Hawaii I was so shocked that I was even able to do 12 miles, now I've complete 30 miles. My bike handling skills have significantly improved. Last week my trainer, Mary Ann, showed me how to get more power out of my pedal stroke by simply using a harder gear. This minor change allowed me to go faster without exerting more energy.

Today was another improvement. With my trainer, Keith, we began with our typical warm-up with a short run/walk combination. I started running on the treadmill and before I knew it, I had run a mile without stopping. Normally, I have would run half a mile and walk the other and alternate, but today I ran a whole mile without stopping. Also, my heart rate fluctuates when I run, but today I was able to keep it in the 140s.

And to top it off, we did lat pull downs at the weight I first used in February and I remember the weight was very heavy. Today, it's not heavy at all and I was able to do more reps. Next week, I am going on a cruise and I am sure there will be plenty of temptations (especially food). However, I am not going to lose the hard earned gains that I have made. I will continue my workouts and mindful eating even while on vacation.  I am so excited about the 7 weeks ahead.

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  1. Francisco

    Hi, I do the same run, bike and reciently ad the swim. I lost about 30 pound in a month and a half and I continue do my work in fitness. When I begin I wake up at morning but had to wait to my breakfast because of my hypoglicemia, but now I feel strong enough to do my workout and not had fear of that. so my friends that the real deal that my new me comes and I can not wait to see me in the mirrow. I never feel like this even in my teenager times, and yes I have some new fans too. ahhahahahah

    June 16, 2011 at 12:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Lois aratal

    Way to go Kendrick! You look great and you inspire me! Keep it up dude!

    June 16, 2011 at 20:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Laura

    Hi, Kendrick - it's laura from the gym - we've met and chatted a couple of times. Congrats on your continued progress - i am impressed with your determination and grit! Keep it going!


    June 26, 2011 at 22:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mary

    Way to go Kendrick. You are making true lifestyle changes. You are an inspiration. This life is a journey not a marathon and the victory goes to not to the swift but to those who continue to get up everytime and keep doing it. Congratulations.

    August 6, 2011 at 09:22 | Report abuse | Reply

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