A Woman’s Syndrome

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I just finished my first half-Ironman triathlon. Yes, me.  Yes, the one in the picture.  I thought I would be on top of the world after such a feat, especially considering how far I have come in only a short year.  I went from not being able to run two miles, to a race that […]

Can I Get To Kona? Do You Need a Coach to Reach Your Potential?

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My cousin has this saying for me whenever we chat via Facebook.  It goes something like this:  I’ll see you in Kona one day.  Is she right?  I have no idea.  I haven’t even begun training for an Ironman as of yet.  I have put in my time to be good at the half-ironman and […]

Recovery: Worse Than Taper

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I have been thinking about writing this post since the first day after 70.3 Ironman California.  At first it was going to be a long the lines of enjoying the down time to recover from the race. Then it was going to be how to recover from the race.  It changed multiple times and I […]

70.3 Ironman California: Lessons Learned

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This guy will not pass me. I wrote my 70.3 Ironman California race report and posted it yesterday, but it has taken me some time to come down from the highs and lows and truly evaluate my performance. I am my harshest critic and so I have a tendency to not appreciate the ability and […]

Avoid the Taper Trap: How to Perform Your Best on Race Day

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This is the word that most endurance athletes fear.  Why?  We fear it because of the idea that we are no longer going to be training 15 to 20 hours per week and our bodies will be craving those workouts.  We fear the word taper because the days of consuming 4,000 calories are over and […]

Dude, You Got Chicked

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Appears courtesy of Creative Conditioning. Chicked (verb): When a man is outperformed, and therefore passed, by a woman during a physical activity, such as running, biking, or swimming. (I.e. “Dude, You Got Chicked!”) It’s a common term that most men hate. But what is it with guys who don’t like to be passed by women? […]

Celebrate 2010: Life of An Aspiring Triathlete

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2010 started out like any other year in regards to health and fitness. I planned to workout and train and enter a few races here and there, whether triathlons or running events.

But it turned out far from ordinary.