Yearly archive for 2017

Learn the Art of Transition

Learn the Art of Transition

I suck at time-management. There are no if, ands, or buts about it. I have the best intention of arriving on time for whatever the scenario, and oftentimes I have plenty of time to prepare and leave, but still I end up being late  more often than […]

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Gear Watch: Power Meters

Gear Watch: Power Meters

This past week, I’ve been scouring the web in search of power meters. I would really like to take my cycling to the next level by training and racing with a power meter. I’ve known for quite some time about the benefits of training with power. Since […]

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Race Day Pacing

Race Day Pacing

After my recent IRONMAN 70.3 race in Raleigh, I realized that I really need to work on my pacing and overall energy output. My swim needs work in general, so I won’t address that here. My bike split was fast; my goal was to average 19 miles […]

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2017 Raleigh Half Ironman Race Report

2017 Raleigh Half Ironman Race Report

Key Take-Aways SWIM My Garmin watch calculated that I swam 1.25 miles which, for me, is the most accurate, on-course swim I’ve had to date. However, I need to continue to work on improving my swim technique, efficiency, and speed. BIKE: The 404/808 ZIPP wheels that I […]

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Raleigh 70.3: Race Week Diet

Raleigh 70.3: Race Week Diet

With Raleigh 70.3 days away, I’m interested in making sure that my diet is effective for a great race day performance. I came across a great article by Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, CSSD, LDN on the Ironman website. Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2016/09/your-perfect-race-week-diet.aspx#ixzz4iffYxa3I 3 Days Out (Thursday) It’s time to […]

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Four Days Until Raleigh 70.3!

Today is Wednesday, and Raleigh 70.3 is on Sunday. I’m excited and ready for the challenge! I’m sure I’ll get nervous as I’m standing in the warm waters of Lake Jordan impatiently waiting for the air horn to blow, but, I’m excited to take on Raleigh 70.3 […]

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ZIPP Wheels for Raleigh 70.3!

This year, I’ll be adding some extra flare to my Raleigh 70.3 experience. I’ll be riding on a ZIPP 404/808 wheel set combo for the race. The past few months, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to buy a set of carbon wheels (new or used). I’ve […]

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Swim Lesson Recap

Swim Lesson Recap

Recently, I feel like I have hit a plateau with my swimming. With about 6 weeks left before Raleigh Half Ironman, there is still some time left to refine my stroke. Last Thursday, I paid $40 for a 30 minute one-on-one swim session with a local, accomplished […]

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A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

I’ve come across the running resource site below, www.fellrnr.com, several times within the past year. Today, I was perusing the site and wanted to make note of the information it had on marathon training plans. It’s my goal to get a sub-4 hour marathon for my next […]

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Race Recap: Belews Lake International Triathlon 2017

Race Recap: Belews Lake International Triathlon 2017

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 Location: Stokesdale, NC Start Time: 9:00 AM Distance: Swim 1500 meters, Bike 27 Miles, Run 10K   Pre-Race Goals I’ll admit, I wasn’t really interested in doing this race, due to it being in early April (cold), and due to the chance […]

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