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January 4, 2013

New year new me!

Filed under: Triathlon, Uncategorized — Tags: — runfatboyrrun @ 9:18 pm

Well it’s 2013 and so much has happened since the last post. The only thing that has not chanfed us my weight .. 230 pounds as of today ..

This Sucks!

I have a plan.. Details to follow..

May 2, 2010

Rohto Ironman 70.3 California

Filed under: Triathlon — runfatboyrrun @ 1:13 am

March 27, 2010
Oceanside, California

282 07:11:37

My first 70.3 was truly a magical experience, don’t get me wrong it was difficult but really cool.

The swim was started off well but after about 5 minutes of swimming I realized that I did not put anti-fog drops in to my goggles, you can imagine what I was thinking until bam just like in the old batman movies I see stars. I got smacked in the nose and kicked in the head, for good measure. I did not care about goggles at that point. After cleaning up by bloody nose and un-fogging my goggles of I go to complete the swim.

The bike, everything was going well until mile 30. The hill was steep and I was not prepared for it. I was crawling, barley moving 4mph, halfway through I stopped and walked up the hill, disgraceful (I know). I knew at that point I was toast and it showed the rest of the bike leg. The additional hills hit me hard, I felt like I was climbing the mountain pass in France that Lance did.

I was exhausted as I rolled into T2 and took me almost six minutes to put on my compression socks and shoes. I almost stopped running after reaching the first mile marker but something kept me moving. The run was slow and painful, not even close to where I wanted to be.

The finish was kind of cool, I did it, RunFatboyRun. Smile

Lessons learned: to many to list.

Must use bodyglide and sunblock 50 everywhere, love this stuff “Hawaiian Island Creations 2X Sunblock, SPF 50 Lotion”.
I forgot to bodyglide my neck and I have this irritation from the wetsuit, looks like someone tried to hang me.

Day before the race Jacob and I headed out to the expo. I was able to meet some pros and get some pictures and talk to them for a bit. They are almost like you and I except they race extremely fast.

Samantha McGlone and Michellie Jones where just amazing and funny. I congratulated Mirinda Carfrae on her win and she actually asked me how I fared and what I found most challenging. I spoke to her and Richie Cunningham for almost five minutes. Magical experience!

BIG Shout out to Jacob 06:24:16, first 70.3… not bad at all.

Well that all folks. Thank you. GO JERSEY SHORE!

October 5, 2009

McGuire AFB Mud Run 2009

Filed under: Run — runfatboyrrun @ 1:47 am



this was fun but believe or not extremely challenging. i had to take a week off after this lovely event my knee was killing me.

Before Nice and clean..


After, nice and not so clean..

Check this out.. I’m not sure what to say.seems like a waisted opportunity. 

 it’s kinda fun… group shower..


October 3, 2009

Nike sports headphones

Filed under: Music — runfatboyrrun @ 1:54 am

 i got the headphones about 12 months ago and i can believe they lasted this long. i have to  give Nike a big thumbs up.. i hope the new pair lasts as long..





Suntrust National Half Marathon 2009 – March 21, 2009

Filed under: Half Marathon — runfatboyrrun @ 1:20 am



Event Name & Course




Plc A

Plc G

Plc O



Suntrust National Marathon & Half Marathon 2009 – Run-Half-Marathon












October 2, 2009

Unite Half Marathon Series(Half Marathon ($17.66 )

Filed under: Run — runfatboyrrun @ 2:40 am

The cheapest half marathon in history.. at least since i started running.

Your Individual Registration Option: Half Marathon ($17.66 (first 100)

Sub Total: 17.66

Total(includes processing fee): 18.81


2010 Ironman 70.3 Timberman

Filed under: Triathlon — runfatboyrrun @ 2:28 am


I was able to secure a registration for the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Timberman.. wow cant wait. I hope she will be there.  Chrissie Wellington is an amazing athlete, hope to see her in person..


October 1, 2009

LavaMan 2009 – June 21, 2009 – Sprint Distance

Filed under: Triathlon — runfatboyrrun @ 3:54 am


LavaMan 2009

  ------- Swim ------- Trans 1 ------- Bike ------- Trans 2 ------- Run ------- Total
Place* Name Bib No Age Rnk Time Pace Time Rnk Time Rate Time Rnk Time Pace Time
16 Alex Shapiro 138 39 16 13:52.6 42:01/M 5:22.5 18 46:50.4 17.9MPH 3:01.2 15 38:48.3 9:42/M 1:47:55.0
Swim .33 miles * Bike 13.8 miles * Run 3.9 miles




Filed under: Triathlon — runfatboyrrun @ 3:38 am


DATE: JULY 12TH, 2009 7:30 AM

 Place No.   Name                S Age Div/Tot  Div   City                 St Wave R Finish
===== ===== =================== = === ======== ===== ==================== == ==== = =======
  124   486 Alex Shapiro        M  39  18/27   M3539 Morganville          NJ 4    S 1:31:01
 Place No.   Name                S Age Div/Tot   Div  City                 St Wave R Swim    Tran1   Bike    Tran2     Run   Finish
===== ===== =================== = === ======== ===== ==================== == ==== = ======= ======= ======= ======= ======= =======
127  486    Alex Shapiro        M 39  19/28    M3539 Morganville        NJ  4   S 23:04    3:31    36:51   2:16    25:22  1:31:01


North East Triathlon – Sunday 8/16/2009 – Olympic Distance

Filed under: Triathlon — runfatboyrrun @ 2:10 am

OLYMPIC DISTANCE(Swim- 1500m, Bike- 23.5 miles, Run- 10k)

Place Bib# D Name Age G City St Rank 1.5kswi Pace Tran1 Rank 39kbike Rate T ran2 Rank Run Pace  Penalty Final Div Div Gen G
===== ===== = ====================== === = ======= == ==== ======= ===== ======= ==== ======= ==== = ====== ==== ======= ===== ======= ======= === ======= === =
297 516 I Alex Shapiro 39 M MORGANV NJ 331 40:58:00 45:31:00 3:28 247 1:23:56 16.8 2:23 296 1:10:59 11:27 3:21:42 10 CLYDES 208 M

it was hot(90’s) and the bike portion of the ride was extremely hilly and the run had no shade

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