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[18 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Ironman Pamama 70.3 Race Report

Kicking off 2013 racing with a good hard race!  Panama 70.3 did not disappoint and after the travel home I am glad this will be the hottest, furthest and most “questionable” race of the year for me.
I had a couple main reasons I wanted to spend the 10+ hr of travel to get to the starting line.  A) I wanted to RACE!  Racing is fun.  B) I wanted to get a hard race under my belt to start the year off and something before Cabo – Not many options fit that category …

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[2 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Panama | ]

In endurance sports, sometime getting to the starting line is the hardest part.  I had an interesting training build going into the Panama 70.3 with my sport specific fitness changing week to week but the challenges that my buddy Josh and I have had to tackel over the last couple days to get here, well, its just making me laugh at this point.  Travel is an interesting beast but when you get to the destination it is almost always worth it.  Today is our first full day in Panama and our first …

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[1 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

After taking more than a year off triathlon and just focusing on running last year, I did my first triathlon in about 16 months, the Sprint Distance Turkey Tri and followed that up with a half ironman (HITS) the next weekend in December.  What a kick to the balls!  It was good to have a break from tri and the two races allowed me to see where I was at after the end of a big year of running. It also allowed me (forced me) to adapt a new training …