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[29 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

This weekend, I got to back up my Soma half ironman race PR from last weekend with the Austin half.  I have given a lot of thought to racing two full ironmans a week a part so I figured this would be a good opportunity to go half ass and learn something new.  I outlined what I did between races and pre-race protocol over here if you are interested and also some travel tips since I had some free time on the flight back home.

I had a long night (hotel …

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[25 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on pre-race protocol | ]

Over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to travel to a bunch of races within the US and internationally.  Im a lucky and grateful guy.  While this is fun, it can be a bit crazy and stressful at times but I have found comfort in following what has become my routine for planning and executing race prep in the days before the show.  Hopefully this will be useful for a checklist or some ideas on what to do (or not do) when traveling to your next starting …

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[21 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

This weekend was a lot of fun in the Arizona sun with friends and some high heart rate racing.  I have raced four different half ironmans now but more than half of those have been as a tune up race for racing an Ironman.  After racing Leadman, I have focused more on some speed specific sessions and I was excited to see how things would shake out for this race.  We also had a bunch of friends racing and getting to hang out before and after the race laughing-it-up just …