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[5 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Vineman Ironman Race Report

This past weekend I got to participate in my third Ironman race and my first one day triathlon since Kona last year.  A lot has changed for me since then on a personal level and I also took a  different approach to this Ironman race.  At the last two IM’s and even at Ultraman, I questioned if I was holding back too much.  Sure, I was able to build into the race and there is no question I was up against the ropes giving it my all during each race …

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[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

This past week I had a lot of time behind the windshield.  Not stoked about it but it gave me a lot of time to think and like a long ride sorted me out.  Traveling can suck but I sure like to go places.  Tuesday, I left Boulder and headed for home just in time to pick up Mike at LAX and get out to Moniques parents for the Angeles Crest 100 this last weekend.  As much as time was standing still and moving faster than ever at the same time(can …

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[1 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

I have had some significant changes in my life over the last six months and until recently have been very busy.  Trying to close out projects at work while packing in some great training camps this year, a move along with some international adventure races makes for some stressful weeks to back up.
Big week training and big week life stress are all the same to our bodies and combining them is not always the best idea… This lead me to the idea for this post in outlining some of the …

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[6 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

night before IMSG race and we have had a full schedule running around as usual before an Ironman with the check-in, swim bag, bike bag, run bag, run special needs bag, bike special needs bag, morning bag…you get the idea.

With all of the running around and seeing old and new friends I can honestly say I have never enjoyed this part of the experience more.  The shared process and watching everyone else go about their routine is in some unique way entertainment in itself.  Its also from a …

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[11 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Sardinia Surprise

If you read my race report from the Tantauco experience, you will know how much I like getting into adventure and exploring relationships.  You may also remember the Italian team we ran with on the last day.  Cool guys and it added a lot of good to the experience as cool people always do.  There is just something about the combination of these people, some amazing places and an overwhelming challenge that just makes the goal complete for me.
Before I even got …

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[5 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
March – Peaking for Patagonia

After a solid start in January and sorting things out in February, I started to reach a peak in March.  The Endurance Corner camp started at the end of February and Max and I got to spend some quality time on the road out to Scottsdale again to see Trevor and start our fatigue early before we got to Arizona for the camp.

My running was better than ever at this point and the camp was built around cycling so I started to fill in the consistency in riding …

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[4 Apr 2011 | 11 Comments | ]
TER Report: Days 3 & 4 – The Negative Split

After two days the obvious physical fatigue was starting to set in on all the teams.  We were almost at the halfway point but we knew better to think it was going to get any easier.   Mentally, this was the day to break the competitors.  It started a shift in ratio to the muscle and battle between the ears.  The race was staged so that the first two days on foot were slow and strength orientated.  Just the sort of stuff to tire you out.  Most of the time …

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[29 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
TER Report:  Days 1 & 2 – The Adventure

The Tantauco Exploration Race is a four day stage race in Northern Patagonia on the island of Chiloe just off the southern coast of Chile.  The format of the multisport race would move in a point to point format in camps from Quellon to Chaiguata on the first and third days as we navigated our way ridding, paddling (occasionally swimming) and running to the Inio camp at the southern tip of the island.  A true exploration.  It …

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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Slater and Paul win it ALL!

Paul and Slater crushed the field.!!! Come from behind win! They made a mistake the first day and killed it today. As of my message from Paul no one else had even finished after they had already showered and freshened up. Pouring rain the entire time. Every piece of gear they have is soaked. They are happy!

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[18 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Hoping that Day 2 is finished now, but still nothing posted on the site.  Lots of promises but not a lot of information.  I know that the organizers certainly have a lot to do, but its better to say nothing and have alot than to say alot and have nothing.  Here’s another picture (a few more added)… Paul and Slater in the middle of the pack still in their St. Patricks Day Green.