80 Days until Tempe

No updates on the Ironfat blog in 22 days.

Ragen has been training for the past 15 months. In 15 months she could have lost over 130 pounds on a modest 1200 calories per day net intake and be in the best shape of her life. Instead she has committed to not losing weight and spent 15 months struggling to carry that 130 pounds of dead weight with her for every single pounding footstep and knee to the gut. 15 months is enough time to completely change your life, but Ragen has almost nothing to show for it.

80 days until Tempe, Ragen.  Just 80 short days.

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Road to Tempe 2015: What’s Happening, Ragen?

Over the past month, Ragen has made a few low effort IronFat posts that have almost nothing to do with training. On Dances With Fat she’s phoning it home with a stream of old posts she deleted and then reposted word-for-word, e.g. June 30, 2015 vs. Dec 12, 2012Here is the difference the 2+ hours of elite research she claims she puts into every post made in that case. There are numerous examples of this delete and repost behaviour in her recent posting history.

She’s also trolling the news for absolutely anything possible to be offended about. Of course, that’s just standard operating procedure for someone who used to visit gyms on open days to gather blog material by getting trainers to “fat shame” her by recommending weight loss.

In the last three months Ragen has only had a single paid engagement, as an instructor at a plus-size belly dancing convention in Michigan, so we know she isn’t busy with her non-existent job (maybe she is supporting herself with all that Advocare money she saved).

So, has Ragen had time to train with all this activity in her life? Apparently not, judging by the distinct lack of training updates on IronFat. We never heard anything more about that open water swimming course she was doing in May. As far as we know she still can’t run for more than a few minutes. The longest distance she’s covered on her bike is 4 miles, and a few weeks ago she was happy about being able to stop three times in a row without falling off the bike.

Ragen’s latest IronFat post is about finding a new running coach. Does she say anything about her training, times, paces, etc.? No, and ironically she has chosen a coach who teaches a running program that specifically recommends weight loss. He was happy to take her $150 with the promise of not mentioning weight loss to her though.Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.16.23 PM

It’s now 3 months, 11 days until the Arizona 70.3. Ragen has been training for the past 14 months. In 14 months she could have lost over 120 pounds on a modest 1200 calories per day net intake and be in the best shape of her life. Instead she has committed to not losing weight and spent 14 months struggling to carry that 120 pounds of dead weight with her for every single pounding footstep and knee to the gut. 14 months is enough time to completely change your life, but Ragen has almost nothing to show for it.

103 days until Tempe.

Road to Tempe 2015: Ragen the Athletics Dropout

With all the speculation about how Ragen plans to spin her impending IRONMAN® 70.3® attempt in October, we thought it would be appropriate to go over some of her previous athletic history. We all know Ragen likes to start things and then drop them as soon as they get difficult. It applies to her business matters, weight loss attempts, and crowdfunded activism. Does it extend to her elite athletics? As it turns out, yes it does.

Back in 2002 when Ragen was peddling Advocare and at her lowest ever adult weight, she planned to enter a 1 mile race, 3K, 5K, and the Capitol 10K. There is no record she entered any of these races, and her abysmal 1:09:50 5K personal record in 2013 is referred to as “my first official 5K“.

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Moving on to 2004, Ragen again planned to enter the Capitol 10K. She mentioned it once more in a single training update, then never talked about it again. Records show she never entered.

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Still in 2004, Ragen posted about signing up for a “muddy buddy” (a tough mudder style mud race). A few weeks later she dropped out.

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In 2005, Ragen declared she would be a professional “Masters Champion” dancer. Records show she attempted to compete in the intermediate division above the noncompetitive and first time amateur levels where she obtained her “national dance championship” titles. She came in last place in every competition, started calling herself a “professional dancer”, and stopped dancing competitively.

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In 2014, Ragen announced she would be entering the 2015 LA Marathon. After 7 months of non-updates about her training, she dropped out for a completely farcical reason documented on this very blog.

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It’s now 2015, and in 3 months, 23 days, Ragen claims she will be swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles in under 8-1/2 hours despite having no experience swimming in open water and being unable to ride her bike or run. Will Ragen take advantage of the full refund and add this event to her growing list of athletics dropouts, or does she have something else up her sleeve?

Road to Tempe 2015: Countdown to Tempe…

Reminder: In exactly 4 months Ragen will supposedly be swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles in under 8-1/2 hours. Based on all her training updates so far, she has never been swimming in open water, hasn’t ridden her dangerously mangled bike for more than a few miles, has no experience riding in crowds, can’t stop her bike properly, and can’t run. Can anyone take the “soon to be IRONMAN” seriously at this point?

Her only IronFat update for two weeks is rewriting a Dances With Fat blog post from May.

https://ironfatblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/not-the-fatty-at-the-westview-track/