My name is Jason Bahamundi and I am an Ironman triathlete. I haven't always been an endurance sport athlete but I have always been an athlete. Sports is what I was born to do and I played every sport growing up but it wasn't until 2007 when I finally found the sport(s) that fit me.
In 2007 I decided to give running a try. During that time of training I was doing what I thought was right by my body, but as time went on and I started researching more about nutrition and endurance sports I realized I was not taking care of myself. As they say you cannot out train a bad diet and that is what I was trying to do.
Fast forward to 2010 when I decided to give the sport a triathlon a chance. I began with the sprint distance and raced my first Olympic distance triathlon with my eye on 70.3 California. I trained and changed my diet and again thought I was on the right path. After finishing 70.3 California in 5:42 I began to look around for ways to improve my performance and the first thing I did was figure out that I needed to adjust my diet. I am not talking about a diet in the sense of the word that most people use the term. I am talking about concentrating on what actually went into my system and how it would affect my performance on the race course.
It was in June of 2011 that I was introduced to Herbalife24. At the time I was trying different products and thought to myself why not give this a try. If it doesn't work then you move on and keep trying. Here is the thing: It worked. It worked almost instantly. On a training ride the week before I began using the Herbalife24 products I rode my bike at a 17.0mph pace. The very next week using Prolong on the bike I rode the exact same course at the exact same time of the day and averaged 18.5 mph. I was sold. I realized then and there that the combination of calories, electrolytes, carbohydrates and protein was ideal.
I went home and refueled with the Herbalife24 Rebuild Endurance and the very next day realized that I had little to no soreness. I was expecting to be very sore considering how much faster I rode but it wasn't happening.
Since being on the products I have raced two other 70.3 races and finished in 5:29 and 5:28. I also raced Ironman Texas on May 19, 2012 (my first Ironman) and completed that event in 11:59:51. It wasn't enough to do one Ironman in 2012 so I decided that I would train for and race Ironman Arizona in November as well.