A Year from now you will wish you had started today – Karen Lamb
Shawn Burke is a 46 year old Triathlete from Atlantic Beach Florida he has competed in 15 Ironman races. He has been using Extreme Endurance since April 2011. Shawn started taking Extreme Endurance to get ready for Ironman Houston. As you can see from his results he had a very good race. He came in 3rd in his age group and secured a spot for himself at Kona.
He continued to use Extreme Endurance during the summer in his build up to the Hawaii Ironman. One of the key benefits of Extreme Endurance as noted by athletes from around the world is the ability to recover from hard training sessions. Shawn was able to stack hard training sessions back to back without having significant fatigue or soreness. Shawn competed at the Ironman World Championships and set a new personal best for that course. He was extremely happy with his performance.
To improve, as an endurance athlete you must progressively overload your system with more frequency, intensity, or duration in your training efforts. This overload must be enough to cause new adaptations to the body. Overload by itself is not sufficient to cause improvement. It must be accompanied by recovery to permit adaptation to take place. If you can recover faster from the added frequency, intensity or duration you are adding to your training. You will be able to increase your fitness at a faster rate than someone who is taking longer to recover between intense efforts.
Here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself after using Extreme Endurance for 30 days.
1. How hard can you push yourself and still be able to come back the next day and complete a workout at recovery pace?
2. How many hard training days can you put in each week? Compare this number to the number of hard training sessions per week 30 days ago.
3. How much rest do you need to recover from a hard workout?
4. Repeat a workout you did 15 – 30 days ago. Are your times faster? Did the workout “feel” easier?
Extreme Endurance Athlete: Charisa Wernick: SOMA Triathlon Race Report
This was my first time racing the SOMA 1/2 ironman. My last half was in Ireland, where the weather was about as polar opposite as you can get from the desert of Arizona.
The swim is a single loop and I figured it would be fairly uneventful. The first five plus minutes felt like full contact football (not that I would know what this feels like, but I’m guessing). I felt strong out to the turn around. And then I fell apart.
I somehow swam zig-zags, was with a pack without drafting, and came out of the water in 32 minutes in 5th place – not where I had planned to come out of the water.
Onto the QR to try to make up time I lost in the swim.
I was Chasing Amy for about 30ish miles. And then she dropped me.
I didn’t feel great on the bike, but I didn’t feel completely terrible. I came off the bike still in 5th, riding a 2:28. I figured with the many U-turns on the course that probably was a decent bike split.
It was hot. I made full use of the aid-station hydration buffets.
I didn’t show up at SOMA to finish 5th and seeing that there was only a run left, I figured this was not the time to give up. Somehow the two loop run course went by quickly. I passed a few girls and found myself in second trying to win.
My 1:25 run left me 38 seconds shy of the win. A great day of racing.
I really love racing. There is nothing better than fighting it out, chasing, giving it your all for over four hours. It’s even better when you are racing your friends. I think I laughed more this weekend pre and post-race than I have in a while thanks to Amy.
My homestay Karleen and her husband Rich were amazing hosts.
Big thanks to my sponsors for helping me race (lots) and thanks to SOMA for hosting a great race. And finally my awesome husband – there were several times yesterday when it would have been super easy to back down and be happy with finishing further back. Thank you for not just telling me I was closing gaps, but knowing better than anyone that I could. Four weeks left til Ironman Arizona.