My new Ironman Song (courtesy of Steve Reagan)

Posted on: August 20, 2010

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First of all, I should say – I’m healing. After biofeedback, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture (oh, and Vicodin from the allopathic docs), I am feeling better but not great. I haven’t done anything at all, except eat like a rock star for the past week …

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Promises Made – Promises Kept…My Vineman Experience

Posted on: August 7, 2010

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"French Maid Guy" – on Vineman run So, about 5-6 months ago, I came to the realization that I was going to need a Secret Weapon during the Ironman event. When was this? During my 1/2-Iron at Sedona. When I ran up to the car where H was waitin …

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Tips For Dating Endurance Athletes

Posted on: August 6, 2010

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sexy – or just hungry? Too funny not to share – from Coach Sedonia. :-) A dating guide to understanding your triathlete (or runner or cyclist…)  “I am an outdoors type of person.” Really means: I train in any type of weather. If it’s raining, snowing …

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One of my favorite pictures ever…

Posted on: August 4, 2010

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…this is from TN-teammate Missy. We had a bike workout last week that involved keeping track of your RPMs, going up and down (“hill simulations”), varying the speed, varying the timing, etc. She was having trouble keeping track – so she discovered th …

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The 99 Steps of a Typical Ironman Trip

Posted on: August 4, 2010

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(courtesy of Head Coach Dave) The 99 steps of a typical IM trip Arrive in town. Find over-priced accommodations you are staying a minimum of four nights at Unpack bicycle, spread gear around room randomly. Attempt to reassemble bicycle, realize you for …

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Triple Brick…SOC Lifestyles…Wow, I’m Tired…

Posted on: July 29, 2010

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I’m tired. Mentor Margaret says that’s what happens about now. You’re just so tired of  training, tired of getting up at 5 a.m., tired of the pool, tired of your run courses, and perhaps particularly tired of your bicycle seat. About 3/4 of my Teammate …

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If It’s Saturday It Must Be…the East Bay Century…

Posted on: July 13, 2010

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OK, first of all, let’s just get this out of the way – look at this: OK, I know that you can’t really read this. But you can “kinda sorta see” the hills. Suffice it to say that the highest percentage was FOURTEEN percent. Yes, a 14% grade. Yo. Mama. He …

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Money In The Bank: 3/4 Iron Weekend (beware: long post!)

Posted on: June 8, 2010

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I never really understood the phrase “Money In The Bank” until this weekend. The week was a toughie for me. I had gotten an eye ulcer (likely from a gnat flying in my eye – though I am VERY careful to ALWAYS wear some sort of eye protection on the bike …

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Markers, Markers, Everywhere…

Posted on: May 24, 2010

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This weekend, my “Tennessee Teammate” Missy went and rode the Ironman Louisville course. She stated that it was rollers – basically NO flats, but not a lot of “horrible hills” either. One of the things that she mentioned was that she was constantly gea …

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LONG Weekend: Oysterfest for LLS, run/swim brick, triple brick

Posted on: May 18, 2010

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showing Maria how to make a black'n'tan On Saturday, Maria (M-Dot) Afan and I worked Oysterfest for LLS. Basically, that means working from morning to night pouring Guinness-branded beers, with tips going to the Leukemia Society. It was a SUPER …

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