I received this email yesterday:
Congratulations Cody Hanson. You have qualified for the 2012 USA
Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championship after finishing in the top
10 percent in your age group at the Spring Fling Triathlon.
The 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championship will be held in
Burlington, Vermont, on August 18. Registration is currently open. This event is
expected to sell out, so be sure to sign up soon.
The USA Triathlon
Olympic Distance National Championship is the nation's premier Olympic-distance
event with the top age group athletes from all 50 states forming one of the most
prestigious fields in the sport. Athletes from each age group will qualify to
represent Team USA at the 2013 International Triathlon Union World Championships
in London, England.
For more information on the 2012 USA Triathlon
Olympic Distance National Championship, please visit www.USATNationalEvents.org. Please note: athletes must
be current USA Triathlon annual members through August 18, 2012, before
registering. You may renew your membership at www.usatriathlon.org.
On Monday I ran 6.25 miles and had no problems from my pulled quad. Monday night my quad was starting to feel tight so I spent an hour on the rollers spinning and keeping my rpm's high. Spinning made the tight feeling in my thigh go away completely.
I ran 6 miles again today to see if I truly am healed up. It felt fine. As long as my leg continues to feel healthy I'll go ahead and attempt my long training days this weekend. On Friday I'm scheduled for a 3 hour bike, on Saturday I have a 90 minute run. I sure hope my leg holds up to the training, this year is my last attempt at going sub 13 hours at an Iron distance triathlon until after my wife graduates in late 2015.
On Friday and Saturday of last week I fell off the diet wagon yet again. An entire month of refraining from binge eating seems impossible, how the heck did I reach 14 months earlier this year? I dunno, but I know I keep screwing up and am gaining more and more weight. I've gained 20 pounds since early April. I'm only 5 pounds from being a Clydesdale again, and in all reality I'm only 1 binge away from being back up to 300. Man-o-man, the last 30 days has been rough.