High 5 Thursday with George Reeves

Posted on 28 October 2010

Today is another RaceTwitch (RT) High 5 Thursday where we highlight a specific endurance sports athlete and profile their background, specifically their race performances and offer insights on training ideas and specific dicipline expertise.

This week’s High 5 Featured athlete is George Reeves who recently placed 2nd Overall in the Delaware 100 Mile Run!

RaceTwitch George Reeves

RaceTwitch High 5 George Reeves

RT: Tell us a little about yourself, where do you live and train?

JR: I live in Alloway Twp, NJ – The majority of my training is where I live and solo.

 RT: What do you do for a living?  and what is your average training hours per week?

JR: I am a real estate developer and average training per week is approx. 20 hrs/wk and close to 30ish hours leading up to my key race.

RT: Give us an example of one of your favorite workouts?

JR: It is a combination bike trainer/squat lifting workout. I do 10 sets of the following (non stop / no rest between sets) 10 mins on the bike trainer maintaining at least 100 cadence and min 225 watts then immediately to the squat rack – 50 reps w/ 360 lbs then right back to the bike and so on.

RT: What do you enjoy the most with racing and training in endurance sports?

JR: Training – the feeling of a long hard work out and achieving an overall fitness. Racing – the competition and meeting new people/athletes.

RT: Do you have written race goals and keep a training diary and if so, please describe?

JR: Not really regarding goals but  I do track all of my workouts and download from my polar heart rate.

RT: How long have you been racing in endurance sports?

JR: I have been a competitive cyclist for 15 years but as for Endurance sports, approx. 1 year.

RT: What is your specific discipline focus?

JR: Triathlete – swim/bike/run.

RT: What is your favorite race, location?

JR: I enjoyed Virginia during my Double Ironman.

RT: How many races do you participate in during the year? Approx. 5-6 races.

JR: How many races do you “peak” for during the year? One.

RT: What was your all time best race performance?

JR: 2nd place overall in the Delaware 100 Sept 2010 and 4th overall at the VA Double Ironman in Oct 2010.

RT: What are your thoughts regarding mental performance training?

JR: Very/extremely important. I often tell people, we condition the body and TRAIN the brain.

RT: What races are on your dream list?

JR: Triple Ironman in VA for 2011.

RT: Any personal Mantra or famous quote?

JR: “When I feel like I want to quit, I know that I’m at the right effort ” “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done” “Nothing in Moderation ”

RT: What is your most recent  or favorite book that you have read, any subject and  related to endurance sports?

JR: I read mostly books that are informational/learning  for endurance sports. Last book was “running by feel” by matt Fitzgerald.

RT: What magazines/publications related to your sport discipline that you subscribe?

JR: ULTRA Running / Runners Mag / Triathlete mag / Triathlon mag / cyclesport/ velonews.

RT: What is your greatest strength during a race?

JR: cycling and running.

RT: What topics are of greatest interest for you that we might include in a future RaceTwitch Club Meetup, ex: race nutrition, functional training, specific race reviews, etc.

JR: Mental training

RT: What training and race nutrition products do you use regularly?

JR: Hammer Nutrition (supplements and fuel)

RT: What do you do to maintain your fitness post race season?

JR: I train year round by just slightly less volume.

RT: Have you planned your race calendar for next year? If so, what are some of the races and your goals?

JR: No – thru out the year but biggest goal for next year is Triple Ironman.

RT: Any words of wisdom or advice you would offer to improve quality of training and race performance?

JR: It is good to vary training (volume and intensity as well as different types of exercises) the key (or one of the keys) to endurance racing is learning and training the body and mind to train fatigued – doubling up workouts such as long run in the am and ½ the distance in the PM. As well as mixing up brick workouts – run then bike (teaches your body to ride fatigued) etc.

RT: How can people get connect with you further?

JR: My email address greeves@diamondreillc.com

One Response to “High 5 Thursday with George Reeves”

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