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MELBOURNE IRONMAN Part 1

You are an Ironman! These are the 4 words a lot of triathletes aspire to hear one day.

It is not just receiving the medal, or wearing the Ironman shirt afterwards, that makes those words so special, but the knowledge that you have achieved something significant that you can look back on with pride. It means that you were able to master the 3 distinct disciplines of the Ironman event (swim 3.8km, bike 180km and then run 42.2km).

This 5 part post will discuss these 3 disciplines as well as the most important and neglected 4th discipline of nutrition. Nutrition relates to your eating lifestyle months prior to the event and not just the supposed carbo-loading fallacy most athletes do the days prior to their event.

I hope you can learn from what I did right (as well as wrong) so your first Ironman will be a success.

MIM13

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TESTIMONIAL: CRISELLE’S JOURNEY

Hi Chad,

Thanks for introducing your Primed Lifestyle to Wallen and I. Our 3 children are not into it yet as we will introduce it to them gradually. I have decided to start this new lifestyle because of the way you talked about it after Tri-United 1 in March, 2014. You were very convincing, but it was more than that, I saw the overflowing energy in you, and your skin was healthier than before. What convinced me more was the result in SUBIT triathlon where you beat Wallen for the first time in 14 months.

Chad & Wallen2

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TOP 10 BENEFITS OF TRAIL RUNNING

(1) The scenery. If you love to run then what better than getting to see the beautiful sights that rural Philippines has to offer? It is fun running through local villages and talk to the friendly locals, if only politely to ask for directions;

Trail running 1

(2) The fresh air. Well, if you have ever run along Edsa then you know what I mean. Besides the great scenery you get to breathe fresh, clean air;

Pimco Trail run

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CHAD’S PRIMED JOURNEY

2013 Exercise and Weight

For the year 2013 I did the following exercise which totaled over 11,000 kilometers: Swimming 302km;Biking 6593km; and Running 4163km.

Despite all this exercise (some would say chronic cardio), giving up beers for many, many months prior to Ironman Japan on August 31st 2013, and being careful with what I ate, I still had love handles and put on an extra 2 to 3 kilos over the Christmas break despite still exercising and being conscious of what I ate.

During 2013 my weight hovered from around 70 to 73 kilos. I ran an average of 80km per week, biked an average of 127km per week, and swam an average of 7.5km per week. I also went to the gym regularly and was conscious of eating “healthily”. My weight was not too high but I had definite excess weight around my waist that I could not get rid of no matter how much exercise I did.

Chad pre-Primed

What if I were to get injured, went on work trips, or just didn’t care to train so much? I would gain weight right? You can clearly see that I could not exercise away my bad diet.
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PINK FRUIT SMOOTHIE

When it’s a hot day in the Manila it can be very refreshing to enjoy a delicious and nutritious fruit smoothie.

A healthy fruit or vegetable smoothie can be a quick and convenient start to the day if you are pushed for time, or even a wonderful mid-morning snack.

Fruit Smoothie

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SUBIC BAY INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON RACE REPORT

Sunday April 27th 2014

1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run

Pre-Race
This was the first triathlon race for Natasha and I since our Melbourne Ironman adventure just 33 days earlier. My training for the run and swim were good but I had not used my tri-bike since the 180km along Melbourne’s smooth roads. I had biked just once on my road bike for the Clark duathlon 2 weeks earlier. Despite a lack of kilometres riding on the bike I felt fresh, knew I was strong and light (62.2 kg) so I was confident I could still bike ok. Despite exercising less (and eating more) my weight was the lowest it had been for 20 years.
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What is the Primed Lifestyle?

THE PRIMED LIFESTYLE It is unique to every individual. You need to experiment and discover yours.

This is why I called it Primed for your Life. It is getting the best fuel (food, beverage, sun light, play, exercise and sleep) for your body so you can live a better and longer life.

Primed reverses

I will share what is my Primed Lifestyle in the hope you discover your own.

We try to minimize stress and maximize our enjoyment of life so also adhere to a rough 80/20 rules that allows for some flexibility within the Primed Lifestyle.

Simply put, The Primed Lifestyle is about eating real food to maximize your nutrients and minimize your inflammation. This then helps you maintain a constant blood sugar level within an optimal range so you can enjoy more time for life.

A strong motivating factor in the Primed Lifestyle is ensuring we mirror the health and happiness we want for our children.

Over-fed and under-nourished61

Please listen to Primed for your Life being featured on That Paleo Show here.

This one too from Primed Mike Grogan.

Mike healthy
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Benefits of a Primed Lifestyle

The Primed Lifestyle is about eating quality real food items so as to optimally fuel your body and brain and therefore minimize inflammation.

The Primed Lifestyle is about getting back to basics and living more consciously so as to make better choices in our lives.

Let’s eat to live as opposed to living to eat.

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Changes that we enjoy as a result of our Primed Lifestyle include that we have:

  • More energy;
  • Better clarity of mind;
  • Less stomach issues:
  • No potential diabetes;
  • Better bowel movements;
  • Better skin;
  • Better teeth;
  • Better mood;
  • Losing body fat;
  • Better quality sleep;
  • Less sickness; and
  • Saving money through preventive maintenance.
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