Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Feeling of Achievement

Sometimes you run a race and you hit your goal time. Sometimes you get the job that you’ve always wanted. Sometimes you meet and marry the woman of your dreams. For me, the feeling of achievement is important, it’s what keeps me … Continue reading

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First Half – Half Marathon

The First Half – Half Marathon starts at 8:30am which is a nice relaxed start time compared with Spring and Summer races which tend to start at 7am.  We left the house with lots of time and found a perfect (and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap Feb 14 – 20

I didn’t do very well this week at hitting my training goals, but I sure had fun! I think I was a little ambitious post race.  I wanted to believe that I could get right back into training, but the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap – Feb 7 to 13

It’s taken me some time to get to this post, this past couple of weeks have been quite the whirlwind. First off, I can’t start without noting that I hit my “A” goal on the weekend at the First Half – Half … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap Jan 31 – Feb 6

Long, but rewarding week.  The distances and times add up to be the largest week I’ve tracked so far, but I finished the week feeling great today.  Although, doing 2-3 of these weeks in a row may be a different story.  During … Continue reading

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Routine

Routine, as defined by wikipedia: “a course of normative, standardized actions or procedures that are followed regularly, often repeatedly”.  Ironman training is all about forming a routine of standardized workouts, done repeatedly.  It’s easy not to plan for something and believe that … Continue reading

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Weekly Recap Jan 24-30

My first recovery week was glorious!  Relative to the past couple of weeks, I had loads of energy.  You wouldn’t think that a few less hours and kilometres would make much of a difference, but it was noticeable.     While swimming will never … Continue reading

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