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Lake Placid 2010 – will somebody “pinch me”

Lake Placid 2010 – will somebody “pinch me”

Several days have gone by and Im still in shock. I still can’t believe that I qualified for the World Championship in Kona, the freakin Hawaiian Ironman. I am so high that I have yet to feel an ounce of pain from the race. Maybe…

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Mooseman 70.3 Triathlon – I felt crappy

Mooseman 70.3 Triathlon – I felt crappy

Somedays you are the hammer – Today I was the nail. The road to the Ironman just took a detour down a dead end street. This is not a bad thing, because I have to make mistakes in order to succeed. I have been having…

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First Real Test – St. Croix 70.3 (Half Ironman)

First Real Test – St. Croix 70.3 (Half Ironman)

St. Croix 70.3 would be my first test of all the training I have been doing the last 10 months since I started getting coached by Cait at QT2. This new way of aerobic type training had me doubting myself at times. It is the…

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Speedo Challenge – Chicopee Triathlon

Speedo Challenge – Chicopee Triathlon

Just to keep things interesting, we have tagged the Chicopee Triathlon with honor of being the Speedo Challenge. It looks ridiculous and it is. It actually hurts when you sit on the saddle wrong. But, it’s all worth it because it boosts the fun factor…

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Duathlon, 117 with Ron & 100 more today

Duathlon, 117 with Ron & 100 more today

Why the Pink shorts? Monday’s are the day that Ladies do their ride from Amy’s work. Today is Monday it’s a Holiday, so we combined the ladies Ride with the Noho loop. Just to show my support of the ladies ride I wore the pink…

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I will be back another day – Lake Placid Ironman 08

I will be back another day – Lake Placid Ironman 08

Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you planned. Welcome to the world of Ironman. 5AM Race Day……..I should have known something was up when we got to the transition area race morning. The weather was perfect. it was warm, cloudy and not a…

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Race Day

Race Day

We got up around 4AM and the weather was perfect. I was feeling good and ready for a long day on the course. I know a lot of people don’t think that i will be running, but I have had it in my head that…

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If you can run 3 miles, you can do an Ironman?

If you can run 3 miles, you can do an Ironman?

I know I coined the phrase “If you can run 3 miles, you can run a Marathon”. I have preached this to everyone who I’ve met along the way. This has come up during countless conversations and now it was my turn to Practice what…

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The night before the big race

The night before the big race

The bike is racked and it looks like Im going to give the Ironman a shot tomorrow morning. I can’t say that Im ready, nor can I say that I will finish. But, Im here and it will be fun to give it a shot….

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Can you beat the FedEx Guy?

Can you beat the FedEx Guy?

This is the first question i get from Jill when i pull into transition at the triathlon this morning. The worse part about it was that she was serious. So, who is the FedEx guy and why does it matter? Let’s rewind to 2004! Mark…

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