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[caption id="attachment_9096" align="alignright" width="238"] Is This Too Young To Race Triathlon?[/caption] Yesterday I read an article in Triathlete Magazine about 12-year-old Jared Clark racing 70.3 Oilman.  This story hits close to home for a couple of reasons.  The first being that I was supposed to race Oilman before I decided that I was not ready to race, more about not being ready to train to race.  Secondly, I worked with a pre-teen while running the Marathon Makeover North Dallas business. I took my responsibility seriously ...

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I caught myself flipping between NFL games this weekend along with college football, the Major League Baseball World Series, NHL and NBA games and SportsCenter and a common theme seemed to be running through them. While paying close attention to this I started to think about my performance at Ironman Texas and what I can change or do at Ironman Chattanooga in September 2014. Are You Ready For The Big Game This was the question I kept asking myself this weekend. Am I ready, or really will I be ready for the cannon at IMTN? How can I prepare my...

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    [caption id="attachment_9084" align="alignright" width="275"] Wonder What Triathlon Tips Ramsay Is Giving To BeckhamSource: Parade Magazine[/caption] David Beckham is going to be the next 'celebrity' that will be able to go to Kona, Hawaii to race the Ironman World Championships without having qualified.  Typically we do not hear about these celebrities garnering entry into the premier triathlon event until the summer prior to the event, but this time we are hearing about it weeks after Fredrick Van Lierder and Mirinda C...

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[caption id="attachment_9068" align="alignright" width="300"] The Danger Beneath The Surface Of Triathlon.Source: ESPN.com[/caption] Triathlon is the sport that I fully embrace.  From all the hours of swim, bike and run training to crossing the finish line of any distance triathlon.  There is a special bond amongst the triathlon community that I feel is stronger than in any other sport.  I played some form of organized sport growing up and even into college but the connection that is made through the sport of triathlon is stronger, in eve...

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Heroes Ride is by far the best ride I have done in Texas.  The combination of the purpose of the ride combined with the scenery, the perfect roads, the weather and the company and this is a ride that will be on the calendar for the foreseeable future.  I decided to do the Heroes Ride when I realized that Karen would be out-of-town and I could get in two long rides this weekend.  I went to Bicycle Rides Of Texas and found two rides for this past weekend.  There was one in Mineral Wells that would only take me 1 hour to get to after work on ...

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[caption id="attachment_9038" align="alignright" width="247"] You Can Celebrate Christmas And Still Keep An Eye On Your Training[/caption] Triathlon Holidays are here and gone. The Kona Ironman World Championships came and went yesterday and unless you are racing IMAZ or IMFL your triathlon season is over and you are ready to focus on what to do in the new year.  Since races fill up very fast these days there is a good chance that you have already laid out your 2014 race calendar.  You are looking for the long rides and runs to help suppor...

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[caption id="attachment_9033" align="alignright" width="277"] It starts with SWOT Analysis but then that analysis has to be executed.Source: Intelligent Triathlon Training[/caption] SWOT.  Do you remember this from your business classes in college?  It seemed that every class I took during my undergrad and graduate programs discussed SWOT at some point.  We had to identify a company and then do a SWOT analysis on them.  It seemed so routine and mundane and you just sort of glossed over it.  Amazing what can come back around and play a v...

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[caption id="attachment_9025" align="alignright" width="300"] Best Workout Time Is When You Feel Best[/caption] Workout times are a personal matter but I am sure there is some study out there that says that if you workout early in the morning you are more productive at work and in life because your endorphins get sparked early and it carries you throughout the day or that because you were burning energy early you will continue to burn energy throughout the day and this helps to lose weight.  At the same time there are probably the same numb...

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[caption id="attachment_9021" align="alignright" width="275"] The Dessert Buffet Can Be A Training Killer But Only If You Let It.Source: Z Cater[/caption] For the past two years I have been registered for early spring races in 70.3 Puerto Rico and Ironman Texas.  70.3 Puerto Rico takes place in March while Ironman Texas takes place in May.  What these early spring races means is that I am training through the holidays which also means that watching my diet during those times is key to having successful training sessions and eventually succ...

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Pineywoods Purgatory wound up on my calendar like a lot of items these days.  I was influenced by Jeff.  Before I explain that I have to make it a point to avoid any and all Jeffs when it comes to endurance sports.  Here is a list of the guys I have been yanked around all of Texas following these guys. Jeff Bennett - he has qualified for both Kona and Vegas and I somehow find a way to ride with him, or really chase him around all of North Texas.  The dude is fast and while he will wait for me at points I always seem to end up in Z3 when...

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