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squeezing off a few pounds: 205 to 200

Well, 2 weeks ago, on July 9th, I set out to ‘squeeze off a few pounds’ http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/squeezing-off-a-few-pounds/ …specifically to move out of my 205’ish range to the 195’ish range…or less…by Ironman Florida in 4 months. …my goal was a weigh-in once a … 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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Vegan Virgin: Day 5: Getting into a routine

This post is / was written throughout the day (Friday, Feb. 25).  …I’ve written a lot about protein this week…and continue today…of course, for some…like my friend in today’s picture…caring about protein, balance of nutrition and all that stuff truly isn’t important…other priorities clearly…however, if … Continue reading

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Vegan Virgin: Day 4: Vegan Virgin Diet Guideline forming

Be sure to check out Iron Daughter’s Paleo update if you didn’t see it yet 🙂 http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/hows-iron-daughter-doing-on-her-paleo-diet/ This post is / was written throughout the day (Thursday, Feb. 24).  Today will be close to yesterday….largely because I took half my dinner home … Continue reading

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Vegan Virgin: Day 3

This post is/was written throughout the day (Wednesday Feb. 23)…Day 3 will have a bit more calorie burn in it, than day 1 or 2, so I’m still looking at the 2,500 calorie budget ceiling….and that elusive 100 grams of protein.  … Continue reading

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Vegan Virgin: Day 2

Day 2 was another light exercise day…so a similar 2,500 calorie budget for the day…although I was thinking of shooting closer to 2,000…the final totals on the link…text in the post for more details…PDF format: click here for the details of … Continue reading

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Vegan Virgin: Day 1

Well, first Vegan Diet day…you’re only a Vegan Virgin once, and today was Day 1…I was referring back to the Vegan Food Guide noted by Iron Daughter in an earlier post, so saved it here for general guidance…so let’s see how … Continue reading

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Ironman push-up challenge!

I’m reminded that an Ironman accomplishment can come in many different forms …one example from an earlier post: http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/laura-scott-you-are-an-ironman/ The most recent was my post about a good friend of mine that had 65 push-ups as a goal on his … Continue reading

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Testing completed…Ironman goals updated

Interesting week, with the first bike and run tests of the new season completed…and very happy with how I executed them both…particularly considering that I haven’t done a maximal speed test in quite some time…so time to re-evaluate my training … Continue reading

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2011 Season Outline

Okay…here’s how my season will generally layout….at least at this point 🙂 Beginning on Jan. 3: 14 weeks of Base/OutSeason 12 weeks, Race prep for Vancouver Half Iron, with 1 or 2 prep races 4-6 weeks, transition and general prep … Continue reading

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New reason to swim faster

I just found a new and compelling reason to swim faster. I was listening to an Endurance Nation webinar the other day while spinning off a few calories on the trainer…it was dealing with the pacing and power strategy on the bike … Continue reading

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How to swim faster

Alright.  I think that I’m done with ‘analysing’ the swim goal thing for the moment.  Coach Dinah and I spent an hour and change with the stopwatch to satisfy my ‘number craving’…I think that she bought a stopwatch specifically to … Continue reading

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What’s it take for a 4:35:00 Ironman Marathon

Ah, the marathon at the end of the Ironman…a 26.2 mile run, after a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike ride…what a whacked idea that is to start off with…who can forget Julie Moss…nobody that watched her:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbWsQMabczM Ooouch.  … Continue reading

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Swim goals updated: 1:30/100 yards…once

In taking a closer look at my swimming goal of 1:15 for the 2.4 mile Ironman swim, I was looking for intermediate goals for shorter distances.  The closest that I found to an equivalency chart was in the Endurance Nation stuff, where … Continue reading

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Next Season planning continues

The more I think about it, I do ‘feel the need…the need for speed’ 🙂  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwNWviK5z0Q My focus right now is getting the training plan setup for the beginning of January, to get a jump-start on the season goals…and part … Continue reading

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