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Useful takeaways from a triathlete’s first 70.3 Half Ironman

Five years ago, standing on top of the spiral parking ramp by the Madison Hilton, I watched the start of the Wisconsin Ironman race in which my wife Sue was competing. She had a decent go of it that first … Continue reading

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Gearing up for an Olympic distance triathlon

Thus far, my triathlon career has consisted of Sprint and Duathlon races. But last year, my goal was to do a pair of Olympic distance races. Weather, injury and illness intervened to keep me from racing at all in 2109. … Continue reading

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I sentence 2019 to the past

With the year 2020 now approaching fast, I sentence 2019 to the forever past. The year 2019 started off well enough with a triathlon training trip to the mountains of Tucson. But my neck kept tightening up during the rides … Continue reading

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The year of no racing

It hasn’t been by choice that I did not race a triathlon in 2019. The year started out strong with a training camp in Tucson. But perhaps there was an omen in that experience. While climbing Mt. Lemmon the temps … Continue reading

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What book would you use to be sworn in as a Triathlete?

My wife turned to me this morning and said, “The new Muslim Congresswoman is being sworn in with a Quran.” Makes total sense of course. We all want to abide in our respective faith traditions. Yet we also know that … Continue reading

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Wearing down the competition, and not yourself

So many endurance events come down to a contest of attrition. In a distance race, the matter of who wins and who loses often comes down to the competitor that can hang on the longest. During one of my triathlon … Continue reading

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The Rule of Threes in triathlon

I’m not a triathlon coach. No certifications. No real credentials except the fact that I regularly podium in my age group. But that’s the objective of most triathletes, is it not? As in any endurance sport, especially the three involved … Continue reading

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Trading paces

Midway through this morning’s swim workout, I paused to glance at the lane next to me where my wife Sue was doing her 75m IM repeats switching from freestyle to backstroke to breastroke with each lap. She loves swimming, and … Continue reading

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How do you view progress?

In the age of smartphones, Garmin devices and software that can measure everything from your heart rate to the watts you’re pumping out, the question still remains: how do you view progress? Is it all digital? Empiric? Or can you … Continue reading

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Moonlighting as a cyclist

This morning’s ride started at 5:45 a.m. The sun was up far enough to provide some light. A bright moon was still perched in the southwestern sky. We tend to think of the moon as truly “here” only when it … Continue reading

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