My First Open Water Swim

After learning how to swim right at the end of last summer, I decided to spend as much time as possible swimming laps through the winter.  I began going  3-4 times each week but in January I upped it to 4-5 times per week.  I typically went 18 laps each time but went for more if […]

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Book: Iron War

By Matt Fitzgerald This book has a few chapters that seemed a bit longer than they needed to be but there are some really, really interesting stories that make up for it. This book obviously covers a lot more than just the legendary 1989 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. It tells the entire history of Dave […]

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Book: The Secret Race

By Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle I know, I know. It is morally wrong for someone to benefit from being a cheater. I can understand if you feel this way however, I checked this out from the library. If your conscience will allow it and you are interested in how the sport of cycling became such a […]

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Geeking Out Over Swim Data

I have always had trouble keeping track of strokes and laps while swimming.  I can’t explain why but it’s pretty common for me to lose count by lap 4.  I think that I just end up concentrating so hard on all of the details of my stroke that I lose track of lap counting.  “Now […]

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New Bike

Since I am planning on participating in triathlons this season, it seemed like a good reason to finally upgrade my bike.  I love my Trek Antelope 830 that I bought new in 1991 but it’s probably not the ideal bike to use if you need all the speed that you can get.  After  obsessively scouring […]

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Getting Ready For 2013

One thing that I learned in 2012 is that the larger races usually max out their registrations quickly.  This means that you can’t wait until you think you are ready for a race to sign up for it.  Everything must be planned in the off-season and you have to prepare after signing up. In 2012, […]

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Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

I’ll admit that I haven’t seen a doctor but I’m 99% sure that the pain in my ankle/foot is tendinitis.  It is the most frustrating running injury that I’ve had.  It initially felt like typical muscle pain in the ankle area but spread to my foot.  I basically have an ache or pain somewhere in my legs, […]

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