Category Archives: Training Racing

Hillary Biscay IM Calculator

In honor of pro triathlete Hillary Biscay completing her 65th Ironman, I decided to set up a calculator to see how long it would take me to equal her record setting streak.  Feel free to enter you own numbers. Obviously, I … Continue reading

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Why you should choose a HOT race!

And how to train and prepare for a great day.  My chat with Bevan and Johan at IMTalk:

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Turkey Trots 5K Course Preview

Reminder, the free Bloomington Bagel Co. 5K is 7:30am on Thanksgiving morning. Dressing for a winter 5K: Walking? – Dress for the actual temp.  Wear layers that are breathable and quick drying.  A light wind jacket protects you and can … Continue reading

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Ironman Louisville Race Report: Get After It

I have now worked with my coach, Marilyn McDonald (@chychota) a little over a year. Louisville was our third Ironman together.  When I looked at TrainingPeaks for her notes on my race execution in Louisville, I found one phrase; Get … Continue reading

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Diesel: USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Milwaukee

A few weeks ago I headed off to Milwaukee for USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals. A week before the race, I suffered a calf strain.  For the first time in a long time (and I can’t remember the last time … Continue reading

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Faster, Faster: IM Muncie 70.3

Just a quick update after two races; Hoosierman (local sprint) and Muncie NOT 70.3. At Hoosierman, I finished third overall and eight seconds from capturing second place. Muncie results were second in my age group: I lost the race on … Continue reading

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A Change of Pace

On December 24th I ran the St. Louis Track Club Frostbite 10 miler in Forest Park.  This was my third attempt to win my age group.  I was thrilled that the weather was clear and sunny.  The race had a … Continue reading

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Ironman Wisconsin: Final Countdown

The time is getting short.  I am always amazed how much effort is required to get to an Ironman and to prepare for the “long catered training day.” I could tell you specifically what I packed but I think it … Continue reading

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Joan Benoit Samuelson: The Goddess of Flight (aka Nike)

The last four years my birthday has been awful.  Zachary died, Coach’s dad died and What About Bob had a heart attack.  If I were you, when May 8th rolls around, I would consider crawling in a cave.  Nothing good … Continue reading

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