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San Luis Obispo, CA / Belize City, Belize, California, United States
Hello, My name is Casey Bateman. I am a professional triathlete on the Belize National Team. I am currently working on making the 2016 Olympic Team and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team. I came from a swimming background in the USA and have since switched my focus to triathlon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Transition Year

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The start of my 2014 campaign begins in 17 days in Bridgetown, Barbados at the ITU Bridgetown PATCO Pan-American Cup. I'm very excited to make my return as I have been spending the past off-season refocusing my goals and becoming an all around better athlete.

This off-season has been a life enriching process with plenty of learning and new life experiences. I have taken a new respect to recovery and nutrition as well as daily monitoring of training. Jenny has made it a goal to change the way I eat and I believe it as in turn helped me perform better, recover faster and maintain a healthy racing weight. In the past this has always been difficult for me as I am known for eating an entire box of hot pockets and plenty of hot dogs. My new nutrition plan is focused on more greens, health fats, proteins and a slight variation in carbohydrate intake. Overall I feel lighter, stronger, and able to maintain my energy levels more consistently.

I have also spent a bit of time learning from Eric how to become a better professional. I have taken a deeper role in the feedback and R&D with my sponsors, as well as being the best ambassador that I can be.

The first race of the year will be taking place in Bridgetown, Barbados. The event will be a sprint distance race consisting of a 750 Meter ocean swim, 20K 4 lap bike, and a 5K 2 lap run. The focus for the event will be to ride safely and have a strong run to back up the bike. I have placed a heavy emphasis on my run this off-season so that I can be competitive off the bike, I look forward to getting an opportunity to see where I am early in the year.

As for the remainder of the year I will be racing a world cup in Ixtapa, Mexico in May, ITU Chicago, ITU Stockholm, ITU Edmonton and another world cup in Mexico. I'm looking into a few other races to sprinkle in on top of that, but will announce those as they become available.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Belize National Team

Hello Everyone,
 Sorry for not keeping up to date on the blog. I have been building a new website for myself and it has taken a little bit longer then I had expected. The new website is up though and I would greatly appreciate you taking a look at it the website is HTTP://www.caseybatemantri.com The site just went up this morning and has been a long road but has been a very fun challenge.

The big news for the year is that I am now going to be representing BELIZE for the remainder of my career as a triathlete. The move to Belize will be Mutually beneficial to both my career goals as well as the goals of the Country. I will get an opportunity to consistently race at the highest levels in triathlon which will give me the best chance at medaling in future Olympic games. For Belize I will have the opportunity to help develop the program from an athletes standpoint and will be able to become a leader and role model for youth and junior athletes who have been wanting to pursue triathlon. I am very excited about thus transition and look forward to the future of my career with the Belize National Team.

As for Sponsors this year I have signed with some new companies that I am very excited about!

 First off is Carbon Lite Racing, they are based out of San Francisco, CA. Carbon Lite Racing provides high quality race ready wheels at prices that don't dent your wallet. I am currently riding on the CLR-40's for training and Crit Racing. I also have a set of the CLR-38 Clinchers for my ITU races and hilly road races. Both sets of wheels spin up incredibly fast and do great in cross winds and unforeseen potholes.

Hypercat Racing- Hypercat racing will be providing me my coaching this season under the direction of USAT Lv.2 coach Rachel Sears Casanta. Rachel is a former professional triathlete and duathlete. Phil Casanta will be setting me up on the Retul bike fitting in the next few weeks to set me in my optimal bike position. I will be writing a blog about this shortly, I would highly suggest you give it a try. They are based out of Ventura, California.

As for racing my next race will be on April 27th,2014. I will be heading down to Bridgetown, Barbados for my 2014 season opener. I am looking forward to the racing this season and will be making some major step ups to get closer to my season goals.

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