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I have been thinking about this for quite some time.  I like to define myself and not let society do it for me.  Labels get placed everywhere and they are not always accurate.  We are all different in one way or another so why allow somebody else to define you. While thinking about this I started to think of how I would define myself as a triathlete and came up with a few funny items that I think help define who I am, and would like to have you add to the list of how you define yourself as a triathlete, marathoner, ultra-runner, 5k'er, ne...

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My cousin has this saying for me whenever we chat via Facebook.  It goes something like this:  I'll see you in Kona one day.  Is she right?  I have no idea.  I haven't even begun training for an Ironman as of yet.  I have put in my time to be good at the half-ironman and have 2 more scheduled between now and when I do plan on racing an Ironman.  I am going to race 70.3 Longhorn in October and 70.3 Puerto Rico in March.  This is all a lead up to Ironman Arizona. [caption id="attachment_2293" align="alignright" width="132" caption="Mem...

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[caption id="attachment_2208" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="No.....Not This Guy"][/caption] My social networking life has sort of taken on a life of it's own. I say this because I am now involved in The League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks. What's this you may ask? Well it was started by Jon of SwiCycloRun and named by Jeff of Dangle The Carrot.  Kevin of Ironman By Thirty doesn't want to take any credit for anything but he put up the first post (to my knowledge) and I cannot stop laughing at it.  It is incredible how this has gro...

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If you are a baseball fan you will remember T.W.I.B.  The acronym stands for This Week In Baseball.  It was narrated by Mel Allen, who was a famous broadcaster for the New York Yankees who had a great voice and ended spectacular plays with the phrase 'How About That?' So I am taking the liberty of using that acronym to my advantage and looking back on my training.  T.W.I.T. stands for This Week In Training, but could also stand for This Week In Twitter.  This week's Twitter brought about some new verbiage that I will talk about in a few,...

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Gastrointestinal Issues (GI) are not new but this topic has surfaced in a few tweets and email messages recently and so I thought to myself what does cause this for people and how can it be prevented or at least controlled? I have had GI issues during training and had my first experience with it at the Dallas White Rock Marathon.  You can read how I handled my situation by reading my race report [HERE] GI issues are something that at some point or another you are going to face and you are going to want to know what caused the issue.  I ...

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By the time you read this on Sunday I will have been out on the road putting in an hour and ten minute run staying in the aerobic state.  It will not be my first run at the crack or before crack of dawn and it won't be my last.  I love running in the morning before the world wakes and below is a post I wrote regarding that. Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. ==================================== Welcome to the new site for Jason Bahamundi and the Life of An Aspiring Triathlete.  You can see that there have been 'some' cha...

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[caption id="attachment_1955" align="alignleft" width="276" caption="Source"][/caption] This type of performance will not be helped with a little blue pill that's for sure.  What I am talking about is the swim start of a triathlon.  We all know it is called a white wash, a swim scrum, pure craziness and lots of other items.  Well it's all true but there are ways that you can prepare yourself for it. You could have friends beat you with noodles while swimming in the pool.  You could toss yourself into a washing machine.  Heck you coul...

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Wondering what the title is all about?  Worry no more. On Sunday, May 1st I was watching Karen race a 1/2 Marathon.  It was cold, windy and raining.  I thought about what Karen, and for that matter all endurance athletes have put themselves through.  I am talking about the process of getting to the starting line.  As you know I believe the race is the reward for the hard work that has been done for days, weeks, months prior to the event. In that process you have had to endure quite a bit or have you?  I am asking if you always push ...