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[caption id="attachment_6664" align="alignright" width="276"] Source: My Running Doc[/caption] An Ironman Arizona update is long overdue.  I thought about this post yesterday for quite some time and how our bodies go through the ups and downs of training, but more so our minds.  Our bodies will move as long as our minds tell us to and whether it is faster or slower than we want to go the process all begins between the ears. This training cycle has been mostly positive.  With the experience of having just gone through one cycle for Iron...

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[caption id="attachment_6654" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: N2 Growth[/caption] Attitude and how your approach a specific task or tasks will be the one determining factor of success or failure even before you attempt the task.  This came up today for me when I went to the pool to do a 4000 yard set.  When I first got there I was tired and did not want to be there.  The set was not going to be hard but it would take me near 1.5 hours to complete and that seemed daunting.  Add to the fact that the night before I felt sick to my s...

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[caption id="attachment_6629" align="alignright" width="271"] Source: CK-MultiSport Coaching[/caption] Motivation is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit?  I am motivated to run.  I am not motivated to run.  Where did my motivation go?  I am a very self-motivated person and a lot of that comes from my competitiveness.  I am always trying to improve my standing against myself.  Last month I had 5 sales this month I want 6.  It is almost never-ending regardless of what I am talking about.  I know it drives my wife crazy and it is...

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[caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignright" width="247"] Source: Venitism[/caption] Doping has become big news lately thanks to USADA and their release of the evidence against Lance Armstrong.  Lance Armstrong has/had become a bigger topic for his transgressions in sports than even Tiger Woods.  Of course Tiger is on the comeback trail and Lance will have to venture down that path at some point as well if he wants to rebuild his sports reputation.  Please do not confuse his sports reputation with his reputation to raise funds for ca...

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[caption id="attachment_6598" align="alignright" width="262"] Source: PopScreen[/caption] Ironman is a war and don't be fooled by the joy and smiles at the finish line of the competitors.  They are smiling because they won the biggest civil war anybody will ever be a part of.  Civil War?  Yes, it is a Civil War.  You versus your mind.  You versus your body.  Ironman is not about beating the guy next to you because you will never know how he or she feels but you will certainly know how you feel. Today during my run I thought about th...

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[caption id="attachment_6585" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Ironman[/caption] The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii are less than one week away and my excitement for this event builds with every article I read.  Kona is essentially the ultimate dream for triathletes, and is probably the number one reason any of us got into this crazy sport to begin with.  The story of most triathletes goes something like this:  I was watching the Kona race on TV and thought to myself why can't I do that.  Nobody ever thinks about what...

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[caption id="attachment_6534" align="alignright" width="300"] Jim Furyk After Another Missed PuttSource: Ryder Cup[/caption] Body language is the picture that paints 1,000 words.  It is amazing what you can gather from the way a person holds themselves.  If they are standing upright with their shoulders pulled back and chest out a bit there is the feeling of confidence, especially if accompanied by a smile.  If they are slouched over with their head facing the ground the feeling of defeat is in the air.  Simple little gestures that can c...