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Outside of the 18-20 training hours he logs each week Logan Franks is a full-time student, still active in the Marine Reserves, and works a part time job about 20 hours a week.
Have you ever looked at your training schedule and thought “There just isn’t enough time in the day”?
If so then do yourself a favor and start following Professional Triathlete Logan Franks on Twitter to REALLY see what a jam packed day looks like. Logan tweets things like
“Heading to the gym for a 2:15min spin, a short swim, a nice little lifting session, and 40 more minutes on the bike. Thursdays suck!”
While that may not seem out of the ordinary for a pro, according to Logan Thursday is one of his “slow days”.
After returning from Iraq in 2009 where he served as a gunner for the Marine Corps, he took $6000, bought a Cervelo P2C and everything he needed to complete an Ironman and then registered for 2010 IM Lake Placid… where he ended up finishing 11th overall and qualified for Kona. He placed 52nd in Kona and had the fastest American marathon time.
In 2011 he decided to go pro.
What makes Logan’s story different (other than the fact he hadn’t experienced triathlon until after Iraq) is how he manages his schedule.
Read more: Chicagonow.com