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They laughed at me when I said I was going to 
complete an Ironman 70.3 Triathlon...

I just got the news from the doctor. She told me I was considered obese by all medical standards, topping the scale at 245 lbs, on my 5'11" frame.  I needed to lose weight, but I tried everything up until this point. So I decided to do an Ironman 70.3.  I figured training for an event like this would force me to get in shape and finally lose the weight. BUT I couldn't run a 1/4 mile without stopping, and I couldn't swim more than 50 yards without stopping.  What was I thinking? I wanted to lose weight, and get in great shape, but was doing an Ironman really necessary? Deep down, I knew that I needed more than just a weight loss program. I needed to strive for something greater, something bigger than myself, otherwise I wouldn't make it. 

I made the decision, now what?

I started to look for training plans. I had no idea on how to train for a endurance race. Many of the plans were very confusing. Everyday was new workout. 

The bigger problem was the plans were not realistic for someone like me. The plans wanted me to swim 400 yards as warm up. I couldn't swim 50 yards. The plans called for sprints and intervals. I couldn't run a 1/4 mile and they want me to do sprints? Not happenin'.

Some plans were so complicated, that I honestly needed to spend 30 mins trying to figure out what I should be doing for my 40 min workout. Really? Does it need to be this difficult?

There had to be a better way.

 came across the Ironwar between David Scott and Mark Allen. (Ironically both men have first names as last names, but that is different story)

In case you never heard of the Ironwar, here is a brief account. David Scott won his fair share of Ironmans and was the favorite to win in 1989. Mark Allen on the other hand, had not one an Ironman. They were racing neck and neck for 138 miles, running the marathon at 5:20 mile pace. Neither man was giving an inch. In the end, Mark Allen won as David Scott dropped off. Mark never faded, or bonked. I was intrigued to say the least.

This started me down a rabbit hole, of research. It turns out Mark Allen was trained by, or followed Dr. Philip Maffetone"s advice for training, which is based on 40 years of clinical research.

What was this new method?

To my surprise, it was a very simple formula.  The method centers around building a strong aerobic base, based on heart rate training. The great news is that it is extremely easy. When training this way, it hardly feels like you are doing anything, but that is the very reason it works. The additional benefit is you don't get injured.  I was all in, sign me up.

Aha crap...there was no specific triathlon plan to follow. His method is designed to be followed by any endurance athlete. Back to drawing board.

I finally found the training plan that David Scott used to win his Ironman races.  It was exactly what I was looking for. He did the same workouts on the same days, every week. Simple I can do that. 

But there was a problem, his method included tempo and intervals in the training, which Dr. Philip Maffetone was against. Hmm dilema.  

Solution, I will be my own experiment.

What if I combine the two?  What if I train using Dr Philip Maffetone method, using the workouts from David Scott training plan?  I was beginning to think I was on to something. It seemed like the best of both worlds. I was going to put it to the test.

Ah..But what about the weight?

Up until this point I had tried everything. I did P90X, Bodybeast, T25, and I would slowly lose weight. I would lose 5 lbs over the course of 2 months, at that pace it would take 3 years to hit my target weight.

It was discouraging. Everytime I did a workout, I felt like what's the point. Is this even working?  

I tried every diet imaginable. I ate like a caveman, I ate like a dinosaur, I ate nothing but plants. NOTHING WAS WORKING!

                   I needed a system that burns fat as fuel. 

Time for another experiment. I started experimenting with different calories per day, different ratios of fat, protein and carbs.  My focus was to burn the fat. I desperately needed to drop the weight.

The 70.3 was going to be hard enough, why should I carry an extra 70 lbs. of weight through that race.  Seemed to me the easiest way to get faster was to get leaner.

So what happened next was astonishing

After 18 months of testing, and playing with ratios I found something that worked. I started making my own supplements to make up for the deficiencies in the diet.  Largely just adding Protein, Beet Root, Vitamins B1, C, D, and E. Iron and Magnesium. Soon after 

                     I was losing 12 lbs of FAT a month!

Plus I was getting faster. Unsure if this was just a fluke, or if there was actual science behind it. I decided to become a ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach.  Largely because I wanted to see why it was working, and if it would work for other people.

Turns out the science behind what I was doing works. I decided to start sharing this information to help fellow triathletes lose the fat, get faster, and train easier. 

And thus was born the Easy Way Training Program. Just click the link below to get the info sent to your inbox.  Did I mention it was FREE?

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Our Mission

"Our mission is to help first time, age group, or overweight triathletes complete their first Triathlon, through easy training plans, nutrition and supplements."

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