Category Archives: Swimming

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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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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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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Back on the horse

I’ve done some casual training since Ironman, but nothing serious. Last week, things changed. Forgetting about last weekend’s jam-packed schedule (hiking Garabaldi Lake- a must do! and pacing Allison for her final race pace run before her marathon in San Francisco – she did awesome by … 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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