Racing versus Doing An Ironman Or Any Event

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Racing.  Just the word alone gets my adrenaline rushing.  I hear the word racing and I think about the work that goes into a successful race and I get excited.  I want to create a plan, execute the plan, push my mind, body and soul past its pre-set limitations so that when race day comes […]

Ironman Chattanooga Training – First Three Week Cycle Is Over. How Did It Go?

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Ironman Chattanooga training experiment of n=1 has reached the end of the first three-week cycle.  This week is pure recovery as I allow my body to get stronger as well as prepare to tackle the 2nd three week cycle. If you are new to my blog then you are probably asking yourself what are these […]

Keep Your Blanket {Statements} Objective

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Yesterday as I was enjoying my daily lunch of a sunflower butter and jelly sandwich I came across an article on Triathlete Magazine by Pip Taylor titled What Should I Eat Before A Morning Workout.  Since I do 90% of my workouts before the sun comes up I was interested in what this article had to say. […]

Cycling Heavy Week 1 Of Ironman Chattanooga Training

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Cycling was the main focus for the first week of Ironman Chattanooga training and it kicked me in the face.  I struggled more than I expected but I also found out that I can take all those struggles and turn them into victories.  I also learned that the plan I have put together for myself, […]

Triathlete Tales: Using Endurance Sports For ‘Real World’ Work

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This week’s version of Triathlete Tales involves a different type of endurance, and how my life outside of the office helped me with my life in the office.  As many of you know I work for DMNmedia which is the marketing solutions provider for The Dallas Morning News.  My role is to work with companies, […]

Triathlete Tales: Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

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Triathlete tales was a segment I started last week and hope to continue to post about as my routine changes on my way to Ironman Chattanooga.  Why change?  My routine is changing because I wanted to explore the world beyond triathlon.  The endurance world has so much to offer and I want to explore these […]

Triathlete Tales: 180* Change In Perception

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Triathlete tales is a series I have been thinking of writing since November but have not been able to put my thoughts to paper until now. The reason I can now start to write Triathlete Tales is that I have sort of started my training for Ironman Chattanooga. I say sort of started because my […]

Open Water Swimming Is Not Like Riding A Bike

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Open water swimming has become the go to for my training lately.  In large part I am doing open water swimming as a way to recover from the Lake Martin 100, but at the same time I need to improve in this facet of triathlon otherwise Ironman Chattanooga is going to take longer than it […]

Ultra Running: Is It Good For You Physically? Mentally?

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Ultra running is defined as anything longer than 26.2 miles, or the marathon distance.  I recently joined the ranks of ultra running by participating in 4 different events over the months of February and March.  The distances covered were 50k (31.1 miles), 50 Miles and 100 Miles.  In the past these distances would have been […]

Ultra Trail Runner Versus Ironman. Which One?


Ultra trail runner.  Ironman.  Both descriptions fit me.  Both descriptions also represent my passion for endurance sports.  Triathlete is another description but earlier today when John asked me via Twitter the following: My response to this question was Yes and No but it was something that I had to think about for a few moments.  The […]