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Back at it again

Back at it again

It’s 2018, and although I haven’t posted much on my blog, triathlon is frequently on my mind. This is the first time in a couple of years that I haven’t signed up for some type of race by now. The past two Novembers, I’ve registered for Raleigh […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Purchasing My First Triathlon Bicycle

Purchasing My First Triathlon Bicycle

Today, I’m both excited and relieved to have purchased my first triathlon bicycle (tri-bike). I’m excited because the past few weeks leading up to today was very time consuming. I spent most of my available time searching Craigslist bicycle listings in locations up to 4 hours away […]

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Looking for my First Triathlon Bicycle

Looking for my First Triathlon Bicycle

I’ve recently been on an intense and borderline obsessive mission to purchase my first triathlon bicycle. With 2016 being my first “real” triathlon season, I really want to set myself up for success. I completely understand that an expensive bike won’t make me faster. But, I do […]

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