Category Archives: Ironman

Vancouver’s weather has finally made it’s annual appearance, now I have some time to write

It’s been awhile since my last post. A few things have changed but much has stayed the same. Over the rest of the summer I found myself more and more on my road bike, really enjoying putting the kilometers in. … Continue reading

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Am I ready for Sunday?

I have my fourth Ironman in a couple of days and I have so many thoughts going through my head. Have I done enough training? Did I do the right training? Am I getting sick? Am I going to have … Continue reading

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2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene

I’m burnt. I’m really burnt. At the race on Sunday I distinctly remember coming out of the transition tent and seeing volunteers with gobs of sunscreen on their hands ready to quickly apply some. I chose to run to my … Continue reading

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Hello my name is…

I’ve been training almost non-stop for long distance triathlons over the last three years. Three months ago, I hit a wall and my swim training more or less evaporated. What happened? I realized I don’t enjoy swimming and never will. … Continue reading

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A Year I’m Looking Forward To

2013 is going to be a year full of big races. January Still yet to be decided is the first “race” of the year. My friend Shane has invited me to do the Fat Ass 50km on January 1st. I … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…ironman training

After 5 months of unstructured workouts, including not a single pool set, my structured training for 2013 begins in 6 days. I’ve also been AWOL from my blog for about the same time period. I haven’t felt the need to … Continue reading

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Video: Ironman Coeur d’Alene

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2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene

There were 50 qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championships up for grabs this past weekend at Ironman Coeur d’Alene and I was on the hunt for one of them…here’s how the day unfolded. The swim was bloody cold. I … Continue reading

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Saint Croix 70.3 Race Report

Better late than never! I signed up or the Saint Croix Half Ironman at the last minute 10 days before the race in early May…here’s what happened: Getting there took 2 connections from Vancouver. First Chicago, then Miami to finally arriving … 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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