Category Archives: Ironman

Body composition…the 4th sport in triathlon

My ‘official’ 1 month weigh-in is next Friday on August 5th, to see how I’ve done in my quest to squeeze off a few pounds during my 1 month transition between getting back home after the Vancouver Half Iron, and going … Continue reading

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Squeezing off a few pounds…2 good behavioral changes

Aside from some adjustments to _what_ I’m eating, I’m finding that I have two things in particular that are coming into play on a daily basis…as it turns out, both attributable to ideas by Matt Fitzgerald that I wrote about … Continue reading

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Ironman training…PR or ‘just another Ironman’

So with 15 weeks out…2 weeks before the ‘official’ beginning of my final Ironman training push, Coach Gale Bernhardt and I begin to lay out my training program for the final 13 weeks, to build the best-that-I-can-be Ironman body. …the only wild-card right now … Continue reading

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Why I ‘do’ Ironman

Last week Iron Daughter added a post that in part talked about why she ‘does’ triathlon. I’ve struggled with that as well from time to time, and from one year to the next …aside from all the foo-foo stuff, there’s … Continue reading

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Race walking the Ironman marathon

Whenever my knee issue flares up, or feels like it may just pack it in, I remember back to Ironman Florida 2 years ago when I shared quite a few miles with 2 guys that were ‘race walking’ the marathon…at … Continue reading

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Reflections on a DNF from Dad

I just read my daughter’s recap of her recent DNF at the Vancouver Half Iron. http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/reflections-on-a-dnf/ It’s difficult for a parent to watch their child suffer…or fail…although less so if it’s in the quest for something difficult…or extraordinarily complex…or reaching … Continue reading

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Reflections on a DNF

In August 2009, I volunteered at Ironman Canada to get some exposure to the Ironman community prior to my own trek South to compete at IM Florida in November of the same year. My friend’s husband – Ian Young – was competing as an age-group … Continue reading

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Swimming by the numbers…’very interesting’

[flowplayer src=’http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/very-interesting.m4v’ width=320 height=240 autoplay=false] Coach Dinah Mistilis and I spent an hour in the pool yesterday getting my swim ‘numbers’ dialed in…’very interesting’ she would say after each test 100 Yard interval 🙂 This was a very different ‘lesson’ from what … Continue reading

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ah…that swimming thing

Well today Coach Dinah Mistilis and I face off with a stopwatch, a Tempo Trainer and 25 yards of swimming lane line to try and figure out a rational swim pace goal, and training plan to get there, for my Ironman swim … Continue reading

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look for this tattoo in your next race

If you see this tattoo on the course in your next race, take a good look, since you won’t see it again until the line for pizza after the finish line …for it is the latest artistic addition of Iron Buddy … Continue reading

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Bike Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test result: 270 Watts

Well, the steady improvement continues as my FTP test on the bike today indicates a new 270 Watt FTP Personal Record (PR) …alright…YEAH! …okay…enough of that…another move upward from the last 2: April 4, 263W,  (1 month ago) Janury 3, 249W (4 months ago) … Continue reading

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Great early season results!

Congratulations to all our friends that were racing this weekend…some excellent results out there! Iron Anne Boone was once again first and only in her Try Charleston Half Ironman 65-69 Age category, racing faster than her time goal, and almost 15 minutes … Continue reading

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How much Intensity in training?

Well…it all depends 🙂 …ok…let’s get into it…how ‘ambitious’ you need to get with Intensity depends on two things: your goals who you ask …alright I noticed the picture too…okay let’s pause for a moment and click on it for … Continue reading

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How I determine training intensity during a workout

Ok…we talked about training zones and intensity…so the general idea is that the amount of effort gets a ‘label’…I’m including the chart again here so that you can click on it to get a bigger version…I’ve also included links throughout … Continue reading

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Training Zones and Intensity Chart

Well, as a start to my discussion of how I’ve formulated my 12 week Half Ironman training program, there was a lot of discussion about training Intensity, and the total amount of Intensity in a week, and the amount of time at … Continue reading

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