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Race Recap: Ironman Wisconsin 2013

I’ve now written this post three times. Here’s the problem: a 10 hour race is really boring. I swam for a while, I biked for a really long time, then I ran a marathon. I wish I could regale you … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Things I Like: Racing

Flashback 2003. Late September. Roy Gummerson Invitational, Schiller Woods Forest Preserve. I am a mediocre runner on my JV cross-country team. I find myself stride-for-stride with two competitors with about a quarter mile to go. We’re competing for some unimportant … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expecting

One week out. Whoa. WHOA. Since I started tapering a week ago (I consider my first “taper” week more of a normal recovery week than a taper), I found myself with some spare time on my hands. With this newfound … Continue reading

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Reflections on a training cycle

Whoa. How the hell am I tapering for an Ironman already? How is it late August? How is it almost my birthday? What. the. fuck. Man, the past few months have been rough. I barely even feel like I have … Continue reading

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Another week in the books

Totals for the week: Swim: 4 workouts, 5.8 miles, 2hr59min Bike: 3 workouts, 6hr48min Run: 4workouts, 32.5mi, 3hr53min For those that are math-deficient, that’s 13 hours 40 minutes over 11 workouts in the past week. How does this fit into … Continue reading

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Week 1: Oh yeah, I kinda remember this…

Oh training. How I missed you. I went into my first race of the season a week ago Sunday thinking I was racing on one week of training. I was wrong. Very very wrong. Here’s what I did the week before … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

So it’s been awhile. Last time I was here, I was lamenting the fact that my achilles wanted to die. That was a long time ago. Let’s rewind: November 30: 4 mile shake out the night before the North Face … Continue reading

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