Category Archives: Goals

Decisions & Consequences

I just found out that Steve Romeo died in an avalanche a couple of weeks ago. I started reading his very popular TetonAT blog a few years ago after climbing Mount Baker and catching the bug of backcountry skiing. I never met … Continue reading

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Rough Week

If you do any kind of training for a race, you’ll know where I’m going with this post.  It’s impossible to train flawlessly week in and week out for long periods of time. Something is bound to go wrong. However, … Continue reading

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First World Problems

For the last few months I’ve been trying to balance my training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene (June 2012 is coming rather quickly) with everything else in life.  I think I’ve done a good job, but there are definitely choices that I … Continue reading

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How I spent 6.3% of 2011

I’m not big on New Years resolutions.  I think Richele captured the essence of how I feel when she wrote: To me, resolutions are empty statements without a will to carry out the action to achieve them.  As a result, … Continue reading

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Training Tools

Last month I saw an invitation on the TrainingPeaks blog to apply for their new Ambassador program.  I’d only just started using the training software, but was loving how easy it was to use, so I decided to put in … Continue reading

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What’s on your gear list?

Many (okay, all) of the goals that I have require specialized and expensive equipment.  While I have 99% of the gear needed for my current triathlon goals, there are still many pieces of gear that I’m missing for future goals.  It’s hard to practice, train … Continue reading

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Cross one off the list

I signed up at the last-minute for the Seattle marathon.  I’d planned on doing a marathon in October (Victoria) or November (Seattle), but I never really got into my normal training cycle of long runs after Ironman in August. It’s not … Continue reading

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A Dream

As any regular reader of my blog will tell you, I’m all about vocalizing goals.  If you write it down and tell people then you’re far more likely to achieve it.  I have a new goal that I’m ready to write … Continue reading

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2011 Ironman Canada

Here is my long overdue race report… Preparation I arrived in Penticton the Tuesday before race day in hopes of acclimatizing to the heat and for extra time to rest and relax.  We stayed at the Shoreline Resort which was … Continue reading

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Confronting the brutal facts

This post is NOT about excuses.  This post IS about confronting the brutal facts. Last Sunday, I raced my first ever Ironman.  I accomplished my “B” goal of a sub 11 hour finish.  On one hand, I’ve very happy with the result.  Hurray!  … Continue reading

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