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beautiful day at Panama City Beach!

What a beautiful Sunday morning at the Ironman Florida race venue! Looking up the beach towards the Ironman swim course, we see flat seas, a bit of wind on the flag, 49F so a bit of chill in the air, … Continue reading

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One week to go…off to Florida!

That 10 hour drive always seems _really_ looooong…the best part about driving though, is that I can just throw piles of my ‘stuff’ into plastic bins, load it into the SUV, and drive down the road…with 4 times more than … Continue reading

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cramped week

short post…cramped week …bike…training…wife…work…did that in alphabetical order 🙂 …my bike issue, although a happy ending, added some time pressure into this week…today I went to see Bruce Guild in Mooresville who had originally set me up with a Retul fit on my … Continue reading

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New Cervelo P2…sweet ride!

So there it is…2 days after a frame crack is discovered in my former Cervelo P2C …there’s a brand new one in my ‘man cave’ 🙂 are you kidding me?!? There is very little in the books about that level of customer service. … Continue reading

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Breaking news…Cervelo to replace frame…new bike tomorrow!

Now that my friends is what I call snappy customer service! 🙂 In speaking with John at Cool Breeze Cyclery, he confirmed that he’ll have my new Cervelo P2 ready tomorrow (Wednesday) night. A _very_ impressive response time from Monday discovery of … Continue reading

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I no longer have a bike to ride for Ironman Florida

In an interesting twist of fate, my local bike shop told me today that there is a crack in the frame of my trusty Cervelo P2C…no longer safe to ride …that would probably mean that it’s not been safe to … Continue reading

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not very calm for a taper week

Yesterday was 2 weeks out from Ironman Florida…cool! …and for me, last week was the beginning of my ‘taper’  where I begin to trim back some of the training, to be rested and ready for the BIG day. As it turns … Continue reading

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last 7 hour training day…ready for that taper

So with 3 weeks to go, my last long, race rehearsal training day was yesterday…my second 6 hour ride followed by a 1 hour run…nice …so one more week of ‘training’, although at a reduced volume and intensity…and then 2 weeks, of … Continue reading

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swimming…still slow but feeling ‘pretty’

Click on image opens in a new window So with just over 3 weeks to go to Ironman Florida, I’m working on dialing in my race plan for the swim. …essentially, it’s to only move my arms as fast as … Continue reading

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is that all there is?…last long run today…in the rain

I double checked it…that’s it…no more long runs on my training schedule before Ironman Florida, now 3 1/2 weeks away …coaches brighter than me, feel it best to rest out the old legs, and let them recover in time for … Continue reading

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‘Epic Ride’…only a few in a lifetime

In training for Ironman each year for the past 5 years, I’ve done lots and lots of bike rides…and each year, many training rides over 100 miles….and thousands of rides over a lifetime …and out of those thousands and thousands of … Continue reading

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Are we there yet :)

Interesting time in the training cycle…4 weeks to go to Ironman Florida this Saturday. And that means, that the ‘training’ part is about done…1 more week, makes it 3 weeks to go, and the risk-averse starting to taper things off either now, … Continue reading

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squeezing off a few pounds: 205 to 187 in 3 months

Well Friday was an official weigh-in date…187…right at my goal for the date…and the same as it was 2 weeks ago…so this peeling off the weight things has slowed down. So, interesting that this is the first 4 week period in … Continue reading

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Time to setup the Ironman Florida Party Week!

Over the next few days, you’ll notice that we’re going to be ‘playing’ with setting up a social network within our blog, specifically targeted at Ironman athlete’s participating in Ironman Florida 2011…we’ve already setup a placeholder for the Charleston contingent…more to … Continue reading

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another day off from exercise…what’s with that!!!

Yeah…Monday…took another day off 2nd day off from exercise in the same month…last day off was 3 weeks ago…too much fun that time 🙂 http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/1-day-off-from-exercise-too-funny-that-its-noteworthy/ This time, in deference to recovery…in the few days before my killer Saturday workout, I was … Continue reading

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