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[1 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

There has been a lot of change going on in my life over the last couple of weeks…and more on the way. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant”. Some of it driven from myself and some that is much further upstream but I am embracing it as much as I can to influence the drift.
The last few weeks Monique and I have been out on trails and enjoying finding some new routes right in our own backyard. The glow of summer is here but the heat …

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[5 May 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Crushing My Dreams at Ironman Saint George

I kept my goals and my dreams simple and obtainable for the road to my first Ironman. I wanted to finish! Despite the increasing expectations that I received from many around me I did not have any time goals, competition placing on my mind or plans to qualify for Kona. I wanted to take the entire experience with me, share it with my friends and become an Ironman! My ignorance of my first Ironman bliss was even better because this was the inaugural Saint George race and …

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[19 Apr 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Its just 13 days until my first Ironman race and all of the work is done. The hay is in the barn!!
I have been kicking around the goal of completing an Ironman race now for the last few years. . . maybe longer. I have given it a lot of thought… probably much longer and more than most people realize. I also realized that it takes a long time to make the grade and I was not going to rush it. The road along the way has been so …

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[9 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

I have been stoked to get through my little mini-camp injury free and totally ready for more. My TSB hole had taken a bigger dive than ever and I am starting to learn more about what it takes to get me “a bit tired”

I have been working on a post about WKO+ software (still not posted) and I am starting to get some use out of it after collecting data for about a year now. Here is a snap shot at my mini-camp and some of the sessions …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Why would you want to run 30 days in a row? I got that a lot over the last few weeks. I never considered myself a real runner. . . Over the last few years I have been able to build a pretty good endurance base that was spread over a few different sports but I have always lacked the running volume to perform where I felt like I could on two feet. This became painfully obvious at the end of triathlons when I was …

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[29 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

I would say that this last year has been the best year of my life so far… I also know I have said that the last few years or as long as I can remember… “Things” are always just getting better and better and I am truly grateful for the time…and people. Working towards negative splitting life takes a lot of teamwork. I was able to keep my job, my house and my mind which was a task in itself.

I met so many good people this year …

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[27 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

So after all this time on the road with my recent “ironman test run training” I was really excited to just get back in the dirt. I was already signed up for one of the Big Rock triathlons but could not make it out on that date so I was stoked when they let me move over my race entry to last weekend for the Off-Road triathlon version. The course basically followed the same trails and climbs that the old Xterra West Championship race course did …

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[13 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Well, my first couple days of the little IMSG camp have been pretty cool… Epic in many ways because my decision and curiosity about Ironman training and racing have been answered. My expectations have already been far exceeded so it is all gravy from here on out…
On the way over to Utah I got to stay in Vegas for a night and hang out with some of the gang. Thursday mornings they usually do the Red Rock Canyon ride but the forecast was calling for 60mph …

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[2 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Another solid weekend in the books and we all made it through the Halloween ride this year with no casualties. Monique and I didn’t even have a costume picked out early this year…we just got so busy with the trip to Maui and everything going on. I happened to find my costume on our last day in Maui waling out of an ABC store. Perfect for the weather this weekend.

Our ride started just like last year at the train station in the OC and we made our way …

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[28 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday was a great day of R&R. I am seriously humbled by what cool friends i have and the encouragement, prayers and laughs I am getting from everyone. I am not bummed about the race at all. I found perspective and that is exactly why I love racing. Experiencing all the support and gaining a deeper understanding of what exactly my passion for “this” trail time is all about is priceless.
My whiplash, hip and pretty much my entire left side were pretty stiff but getting out of …