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I reviewed Chris McCormack's book I'm Here To Win previously and on the way home from Rev3 Maine I read an article by him in the September issue of Triathlete magazine titled It's All In your Head. Having just come off of racing a 70.3 where I had mechanical issues and two other worldly blisters this article spoke volumes to me. If you can recall, it was just about a month ago that I gave you a recap of the triathlon training camp with Jeff Irvin.  During that weekend we discussed how neither of us has really pushed ourselves to the point o...

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[caption id="attachment_6392" align="alignright" width="290"] Source: Lava Magazine[/caption] Rev3 Old Orchard Beach Maine is this weekend and I am both excited and nervous.  I am typically not nervous before races but for some reason this race has me on edge.  That is a good thing because it means that I am ready but it is also an indication of me just now knowing what I am heading into and I think that is the worst part of this entire situation. This is my first race with Rev3 and there is excitement about that but also nerves because...

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[caption id="attachment_6387" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pigeon Racing Pigeon[/caption] Pass the salt is a phrase I have not said in years.  A few years ago I weighed 35 pounds more than I do today and when I decided to get healthy and begin to rid myself of processed foods I threw salt, or really, sodium into that garbage can as well.  I knew that there was so much sodium in the packaged foods and the fast food 'burgers' I was eating and so my initial reaction was I did not need sodium at all and began to cook without salt. ...

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[caption id="attachment_6379" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Ironman.com[/caption] The chance to compare one race organization to another comes this weekend.  I am heading to Maine to race in the inaugural Rev3 OOB Maine.  This is a Half-Ironman and will provide me with a first hand taste of how things are done by Rev3.  I have seen the acknowledgement of how well run the Rev3 races are and how family friendly they are when they are compared to the Ironman brand and WTC. I am a very big fan of WTC and the Ironman brand.  When...

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The Process is something that people in the sport of college football refer to when discussing Nick Saban and his success at LSU and Alabama.  I was reading on CNNSI.com yesterday, this article, about The Process and I kept going back to the sport of triathlon.  I recently posted about Recovery and the lessons I Learned From Ironman training and for whatever reason this article spoke to me in triathlon terms and not college football terms. These first few sentences from the article are what really grabbed me: Instead of talking about wins...

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[caption id="attachment_6349" align="alignright" width="267"] Source: New Media And Marketing[/caption] Ironman training has taught me a lot, and I am very happy with my decision to do two Ironman races in the same calendar year because of the lessons I have learned.  I am very inquisitive by nature and am always asking questions.  I am also a planner and like to know everything I am doing before I start doing it so that it limits the chance of surprise.  Lastly, I am a person with the ability to forget very quickly. With this combinat...

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[caption id="attachment_6319" align="alignright" width="272"] Source: HA Health[/caption] Training in the heat can be both good and bad.  When it goes bad it can really go bad.  During my Ironman Texas training days I would get on my trainer wearing 5 or 6 layers of clothing plus a heavy sweatshirt.  I wanted to mimic the heat that I would face in Texas in May.  I not only got on my trainer in that clothing, but I would also run in that amount clothing.  I am a sweater to begin with but this added that extra heat so that I could test  ...

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stays together?  There are a lot of examples of families that train and race in the sport of triathlon and I am so proud to announce that Team Baha will be joining these fine ranks of families.  Karen will be racing her first sprint triathlon this coming weekend and Chico will be racing his second triathlon the following weekend.  If that wasn't enough I will be heading to Maine to race the weekend after that.  Our family will be tackling a triathlon every weekend for the rest of August.  It is very cool to be sitting around the living roo...

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Training Camps have opened all across the country for the players of the National Football League.  For me, this past weekend was a training camp as well but this was a triathlon training camp.  I made the decision about a month ago to invite myself down to the Houston area to spend the weekend chasing The Carrot (Jeff Irvin) all around his neighborhood.  The timing worked out perfectly as Jeff was going to be doing his final big block of training in advance of Ironman Mont-Tremblant and I am in the throes of training for Rev3 OOB Maine and ...

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[caption id="attachment_6299" align="alignright" width="225"] Source: w8fit[/caption] Recovery, just like location in real estate, in my mind is the most important aspect to endurance training.  I have stressed this since I started in this world and maybe it's because of my age and I'm not getting any younger.  Maybe it's because I just love to eat.  Regardless of reason my emphasis on recovery is what I attribute my ability to have gotten through 2+ years of long course training with no injuries, very few (maybe 5 total) skipped workouts...