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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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Triathlon Gear Update

In an effort to keep up with my triathlon related spending, I’m checking in with my latest gear/spending update: Pearl Izumi thermal shoe covers $29.75 Giro Winter Wool Sock Pair $17 Giordiana Skullcap $21.25 Craft Siberian Glove $51.00 Surly Neck Gaiter $25.50 I got all of the […]

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March Update: Training Funk

Unfortunately, training has not been going as planned due to being out of town for a week for work. I was doing well until about February 24th. From Sunday, February 26th, until Friday, March 3rd, I was teaching at a conference at for my job. The days […]

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February Update: Four Weeks Into My Training Plan

February Update: Four Weeks Into My Training Plan

I’m almost finished with week four of my 20 week training plan. So far so good. A few observations I have: I’ve been swimming and running at a new gym this season. The gym is only a block away from my job, so I’ve been able to […]

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Recommended Reading: Standard or Compact Chainrings?

Recommended Reading: Standard or Compact Chainrings?

I think I may be in the market for a “semi-compact chainring: 52/36″ before my race season begins. My triathlon bike came with the standard 53/39 chainring and an 11-25 cassette. I live in a very hilly region and for the longest time suffered on the hill […]

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20 Weeks Until Raleigh 70.3

This week I officially kick off my Raleigh Half Ironman training. I’m going the self coaching route again, but I do have a challenging plan that I intend to follow. Fortunately this time around, my super-fast triathlon buddy Truong, who voluntarily trained many times with me and […]

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Running with the VDOT Method

I want to be a faster runner. Who doesn’t? My usual routine is to run with my heart monitor and do my easy runs, and long runs in Zone 2, my tempo runs in Zone 4, and my intervals in Zone heart attack. I know to avoid […]

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Recap: Raleigh Half Ironman 70.3

Raleigh 70.3 IM Race Report I was fortunate enough to complete my very first half distance triathlon (only my third OWS triathlon out of 6 total) this past Sunday at the Raleigh Half Ironman. Although my finish was unofficial because I DNF’d the swim by missing the […]

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Recap: 2016 Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon

My first triathlon of the 2016 season was the Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon. This was a wet-suit legal open water swim triathlon with rolling hills for the bike course and run course. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! It was a great day to race. […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

The Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals article I recently read is totally worth the read! I just purchased some new Look KEO pedals based on all of the information in the article below: http://university.tri-sports.com/2011/09/09/beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-clipless-pedals/

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