Congratulations on another great effort in the Race this year! Again, we threw the team together in a short period of time and won the competition! We rode a total of 266 miles, which was around 15 or 16 miles more than our closest competitor. Our race was actually against last year's total mileage, since no other team was even close to us overall.
The day started with Ken Presutti, who is a Beach Body coach and spin instructor at Mecka Fitness, in the saddle. I informed Ken that he was expected to do 12 miles even though he didn't train for the event this year. He did not disappoint! He cranked out 12.1 and 11.9 on his first 2 rides, even though his seat dropped 3 times! Too much bouncing, Ken! The Pitt Football team was staring at him in disbelief and videoing him as he cruised along. Things got a bit hot when he took off his shirt and fired up the team of mostly ladies next to us! I told them there was no way my shirt was coming off! I rode second and actually had my best mileages ever, despite the fact that I didn't train much either. I rode 11.2 and 11.0 in my first 2 rides. We were already up over 3 miles at this point.
I'll be honest, I don't usually "give something up" for Lent. Actually, I'm not even Catholic! But that doesn't mean I don't connect with the importance of sacrifice, or going without. In fact, this season is a great time to look at the things in your life that are no longer serving you, and drop them.
I also like the idea of adding something into your life that does serve you, or will make you a better person.
Enter our 7 week Lent Challenge! I'll be working one on one, and in an online group setting, to help participants kick bad diets and get more active.
At a high level, participants will be following the "Slow Carb" diet plan outlined in Tim Ferris' book, "The 4-Hour Body."
Also, join the "Kick Off" event on Facebook to get more info on meal plans, workouts, how we'll get started, and more!
Ken Presutti is a certified ChiRunning instructor, ACE Personal trainer, Spinning instructor, and coach. This blog is a mix of new articles and posts from his original blog, Overkill is Underrated.