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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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April Fools Half Marathon

I ran a half marathon last weekend on the Sunshine Coast. I hadn’t ran the race before, but it will be on my race calendar next year. Maybe it’s in my head, but I get the feeling every time I … 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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What’s the value of hot yoga?

I’ve had this conversation with quite a few people of late, so I figured I’d write-up my thoughts.  Keep in mind that I’ll be writing from my perspective and what’s worked for me. I started hot yoga 18 months ago when I started … 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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Want to go faster?

I read a great article this week about the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and ironman finish times.   In essence, Higher carb intake = faster Ironman finish, from the article: So basically, taking lots of carbs may upset your stomach, but helps … 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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How much does an ironman cost?

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while and I’m a little scared at what I’m going to figure out.  Ironman is known as the “$10,000” race, let’s see if that came true.  Equipment: $6,800 $2,500  Used Triathlon Bike … Continue reading

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