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[caption id="attachment_6979" align="alignright" width="284"] Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013[/caption] 2012 is about to come to an end and when we wake up 2013 will have begun.  I can say that I have had a very good 2012.  There were ups and downs to the year, but isn't that the point?  You live for the high and push out of the valley?  When you climb up you have this sense of accomplishment and the thrill of doing something you didn't think you could do. 2012 started with a 3rd place finish at The Bold In The Cold 15k and finished with a c...

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We had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Roe from the soon to be filmed/released documentary titled From Fat To Finish Line.  Jennifer blogs over at From Fat To Finish Line and discusses how she has progressed in her endurance life.  Once an overweight new mom to a now successful film producer and marathoner her journey has not been without its ups and downs.  How does she cope with her endurance lifestyle and media company?  Watch the interview to find out. Part I: Part II: There will be more interviews to come as I have reque...

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[caption id="attachment_6931" align="alignright" width="225"] Source: Imprint Training Center[/caption] Your season starts today is what has been going through my mind all morning.  It started when I went to the pool for a brisk 2200 yards and during the swim the number 4,5,6 and in that order hit me.  That is what I need to be at in order to have a chance for qualifying for Las Vegas when I race in Puerto Rico.  They kept rolling over in my mind.  With every stroke I thought 4,5,6.  With every breath I thought 4,5,6.  With every yard ...

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[caption id="attachment_6909" align="alignright" width="295"] Source: NL Hockey NJ[/caption] Over-Training or Under-Recovering?  Which are you doing?  If you are an age-grouper then there is a high probability that you are under-recovering even though you say you are over-training.  This topic came up a couple of weeks ago when Jeff and Annie came up to the house for the Dallas Marathon.  Jeff was up here because he had a few athletes that he is coaching and they were running the marathon plus Annie had to meet Ginga.  While we were out...

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[caption id="attachment_6895" align="alignright" width="275"] Source: Ventiq[/caption] Yesterday a handful of items came across my laptop that got me to thinking about experience in this sport and how it helps.  The first item I saw was in a LinkedIn group discussing the Ironman swim, the second came from Beth's blog about picking out a 70.3 and the last was in a conversation with Maria regarding Ironman Texas and racing. In life we go through our daily activities and once we get accustomed to doing them a certain way it becomes easier t...

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[caption id="attachment_6883" align="alignright" width="272"] Source: Get Plant Fit[/caption] Changes are already taking place over here at the blog and in my life.  I am not waiting for New Year's to write resolutions.  Instead I am just plowing forward and seeing what happens on the back-end.  If something doesn't work then I will change it. As many of you know I have chosen to go the route of wheat-free.  This has been harder than I thought as there is wheat in EVERYTHING.  Seriously the only thing that you can be sure (maybe?) th...

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[caption id="attachment_6821" align="alignright" width="268"] Source: Power Creative[/caption] Ironman isn't just a race, it's a lifestyle.  So much goes into that one day that to think you can just wake up and do it is insane.  Along the journey you are going to find out A LOT about yourself and your friends, family, co-workers and the sport.  It is amazing the things that I learned going down this path.  There were so many lessons that I could write post after post after post about the lessons learned but I won't.  I know you are all ...