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[caption id="attachment_6228" align="alignright" width="225"] Source: Dan Lew[/caption] I will not apologize for being who I am to anybody and part of being who I am is being competitive.  And I am not talking about just sports, but I am also not talking about racing against others.  I am speaking about being competitive about beating myself.  I get up each and every morning ready to train and create a better athlete than I was when I went to bed the night before. In the past month I have been called a masochist and crazy amongst all t...

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[caption id="attachment_6181" align="alignright" width="190"] Source: Blog My Runs[/caption] It's summer here in the United States and in case you didn't know it just turn on your Facebook and/or Twitter feed and see all the people bitching and moaning that it is 98* and they were sweating while they were working out.  As a matter of fact take a screen shot of it because in about 5 months those same people will be bitching and moaning that it is cold out and they have to wear 4 tops and their boogers were frozen. Anyway, that is not the ...

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[caption id="attachment_6156" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: Nancy Santana Blog[/caption] D-Day is how I'm feeling today.  What I mean by that is I am putting a stake in the ground and taking my training and living my life to the next level starting yesterday but since I already wrote a post yesterday this is becoming D-Day: Determination Day. Yesterday as I was driving home I heard that song that has the word YOLO in it.  Not being the hippest cat on the block (I know you are shocked) I had no clue what YOLO was, but then I li...

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[caption id="attachment_6145" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: Training For Warriors[/caption] Forming habits takes approximately 3 weeks.  By habits I am not saying good or bad, just habits.  You can create a bad habit in as much time as it takes to create a good habit and the same can be said for breaking that habit.  A bad habit does not have to be around forever.  You need to make up your mind that it is a bad habit and stop doing it, which is not easy, but realize that within less than a month that habit will be broken. I ...

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Ironman Arizona training is in the process of being right in the middle of the throes of a Texas summer.  I sure paid the price this weekend with the heat and the humidity kicking in and really kicking my butt.  I can't recall the last time I had to slow down to the point of basically walking but the lactate threshold ride followed by the lactate threshold run put a whopping on me and reminded me that liquids, liquids, liquids are very important. For the past two weeks I have struggled mentally with my swim.  I felt like I was going backw...