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Race recap: Border Wars

Border Wars, held in Alton Illinois, along the border between Illinois and Missouri, pits races from the East against racers from the West in a 70.3 mile triathlon. For me this race was an opportunity to put some of my … Continue reading

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Race recap: Route 66 Half Iron

On July 26, after two weeks of makeshift training due to work and vacation, I pulled on my EPIC Endurance tri kit and made my way out to the Route 66 Half Iron in Springfield, Illinois. I had heard a … Continue reading

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Vacation training in Canada

I may have mentioned this before, but when I first started distance running and triathlon, I would always hear my fellow athletes and friends describe the training they were going to do on vacation. “While we are in Italy we … Continue reading

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My July 4th in 88 words

I summarize my fourth of July in 88¬†words: 5:45 a.m. Bzzt! Bzzt! Snooze…Bzzt! Bzzt! Snooze…Up! Water. Gel. Running shoes. 6¬†miles with intervals. Home. Protein shake. Load bike. Drive to the lake. Wetsuit. Goggles. Jump. Sploosh! 1.2 mile swim. Pose. Click*. … Continue reading

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Mr. Smooth

Now that I have completed a 140.6 triathlon and am comfortable with the prospect of a 2.4 mile swim, you might think that my swim training is all about complex drills and crazy pool distances. You would be incorrect! The … Continue reading

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IRONMAN Wisconsin part 3: The bitter lollipop

In this four-part series I recap one of the biggest days of my life, my first full IRONMAN! In this entry I cover the bike and transition 2. Continue reading

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IRONMAN Wisconsin part 2: Chaos in the water

In this four-part series I recap one of the biggest days of my life, my first full IRONMAN! In this entry I cover the swim and transition 1. Continue reading

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