Getting to Know a Park Cities Dentist: Dr. Jones, an Ironman Competitor
The Ironman 70.3 Competition isn’t a walk in the park. In fact it consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride followed by a 13.1 mile run.
Highland Park Dental’s very own Dr. Jones, an avid, dedicated runner for quite some time now, recently completed the Ironman 70.3 Competition. He enjoys running races and competing in a variety of running challenges to continuously test his limits and add to his medal collection.
In 2011, he competed in several triathlons, which typically consist of 350 meter swims, 12-16 mile bike rides and a 5K (3.1 miles) run to finish. These are not something easily achieved and require months of rigorous training.
Dr. Jones takes great pleasure in triathlons, which allows him to switch up his training and makes it impossible for him to get bored with the sport. Over time he successfully tackled multiple 5Ks, 10Ks and 15Ks, as well as half marathons and the 70.3 Mile Ironman distance race!
“The 70.3 Iron Man was a great experience, a total challenge of the mind and body,” Dr. Jones said. "It was pretty tough. The half marathon alone took me longer than expected, because I had basically nothing left in the tank, and it was close to 95 degrees in October in Austin for some reason.”
So far this year, Dr. Jones has completed another half marathon and two 5Ks - and it’s only March! Up next for him is a full marathon (26.2 mile run) later this year and a training program for a 140.6 Mile Ironman competition in 2013.
Dr. Jones is an inspiration to any runner and athlete, as well as anyone looking for motivation to establish healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle. Way to go, Dr. Jones! We will keep you posted on his accomplishments and success.
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