The last big one

Gotta post the “lows” as well as the “highs”. I set out today to run 3 hours, the second hour at goal pace and the third hour was supposed to be faster than goal pace. I tried to do it when it was hot out. It was really hot out. I made a route that […]

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4000yard test

65:10 for 4000yds. This is pace for a 68:49 IM swim. This leaves a sizeable gap between here and my PR over 4000yards of 61:47 set back in April when I put together a really good swim that I was super proud of, a real personal best. I got in the pool and was not […]

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Making myself tired

I booked a week off work at the lab last week with the sole purpose of giving myself an opportunity to give my body a massive aerobic overload while at the same time removing all of the rest of life’s stress to give myself the best chance of absorbing as much of the training effect […]

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Race Recovery

The Great White North took a lot out of me. A lot. Compared with two weeks ago, Chinook amounted to one day of lethargy and a few days of feeling less than ideal with the muscles and strength. Following this most recent race, I had three solid days of somnolence and today I was onto […]

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Great White North 2010

Today’s post in three acts. There was also a prequel to this blog entry available here, which has all the graphy goodness so you don’t want to miss it. Act 1 – A Story Bring a steak knife to the carbo-dinner for Great White North 2011! The steak was great, but the flimsy knife given […]

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GWN Success!

I’ll recount the day shortly… but ’till then here’s some statistics of my race: Run Splits and HR: [Click for larger] Swim 33:29 T1+Bike+T2 2:12:59 (Map & HR Data Link) Run 1:27:31 (Map & HR Data Link) 99th fastest swim (includes some teams), 2nd fastest bike, 5th person to T2, 8th fastest run Overall: 2nd […]

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Chinook 2010

Race Report 2010 No HRM… I’m stupid and left it at home No spare tubular… I’m stupid and left it at home Swim. COLD! Bike. No fun Run. Totally incredible There’s basically all you need to know… but I’ll record the day for posterity sake, I’m sure one day someone will want to remember it […]

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Input vs. Output

While I like to say that my triathlon racing strategy is “Swim, Fly, Run”, in reality it’s quite a bit more complicated, it’s terribly hard to output “fly” quality cycling at a moment’s notice, especially when you’re out there in variable weather conditions on variable road surfaces and most importantly on varied terrain. Unless you’ve […]

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