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It’s 8 below?

It’s 8 below?

It’s 6:30 Friday morning and I get a text from Conroy with a message that it is 8 below. I jump out of bed and think, I didn’t bring my booties or my thermal jacket. How the hell am I going to ride today? Then…

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mini crib to compound ride

mini crib to compound ride

It’s time again for the 112 mile ride from Andy’s house in Millbury to his parents house on the Cape. We did it on Saturday last year and had to deal with some heavy cape traffic. This years plan is to leave on friday. We…

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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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Only the good die young

Only the good die young

Today was midnight’s final day. It wasn’t planned, but we knew it was only a matter of time. She was so sick that she could no longer eat and there was nothing the Doc could do. She was the ultimate watch dog who could intimidate…

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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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ALCS – Game 6

ALCS – Game 6

I know what your thinking. Jim hates the Red Sox! And yes that is true, but today I will be a Red Sox fan. The deal is, I was given 4 tickets for the playoff game a few days ago. I am not a Red…

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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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Im not having a great weekend

Im not having a great weekend

I shouldn’t say it wasn’t great. I still did 180 miles in 2 days. But it was the series of events and the way they unfolded that made me feel like crap. It started off with the Friday night swim. It was 90 plus degrees…

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