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[caption id="attachment_9169" align="alignright" width="275"] Source: Ben Greenfield Fitness[/caption] Recovery is something that I talk a lot about on this blog, "Facebook, Twitter and in person.  I made it through a few years of strenuous training and racing without any injuries.  I took the proper time to recover, the refueling within 30 minutes to 2 hours post workout and got the sleep I needed to keep the body in a state that was ready to perform the next day.  Recovery, at the end of the day, is as important as those 3x1 mile repeat...

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ICC (Ironman Chattanooga Challenge) is already into its third week.  Where does the time go?  I can now understand how those that are preparing for their first Ironman can feel as if they did not get everything in because the minutes/days/weeks/months fly by and before you know it the cannon is going off.  This reminds me to say to those of you that ARE preparing for your first: cherish all the moments, even the bad ones.  These training sessions and cycles will not be able to be done again so embrace all that they are.  Embrace the suck, ...

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[caption id="attachment_9146" align="alignright" width="300"] Gadgets, Apps and Watches Can Aid In Taking Performance To The Next Level.[/caption] Whether you are a recreational runner or an ultra-marathoner, there's an app for that. From mapping out courses to monitoring heart rates, there are a growing number of apps and gadgets that can help runners of all skill levels reach their potential. Not only does this make for a tough decision when you are in the marketplace, but it could impact your wallet. Following are four top apps that will ...

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Ironman Arizona was the second of three Ironman races I did between May 2012 and May 2013.  The next Ironman race for me is not until September 2014 at Ironman Chattanooga but loving the sport as much as I do and having a handful of friends racing Ironman Arizona 2013 I decided I would head to the desert to spectate.  This idea was born last year when Susan Lacke said she was racing and we talked about me coming out to cheer for her.  As the year went on I didn't think I would be able to get out there, but as we got closer I realized that I ...

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Welcome to Week #2 of the Ironman Chattanooga 2014 Challenge.  If you have made it this far, congratulations.  If you are just starting out be sure to check out Week 1 as well as the introductory post that explains what this challenge actually is.  For those of you who are not keen on clicking, the cliff notes version is that KC and I are both training for Ironman Chattanooga 2014.  We both have a handful of Ironman finishes under our belt but wanted to chronicle the ups and downs of training from two different perspectives. KC: Female, ...

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[caption id="attachment_9131" align="alignright" width="300"] Andy Potts On The BikeSource: Ironman[/caption] Trainer.  This is one word that can cause shivers down one's spine.  You think about the boredom, the monotony, the tons of sweat and well you get the picture.  The trainer is one place most people do not want to be.  That is unless you are Andy Potts or Meredith Kessler who do a majority of their cycle training on the trainer.  As a matter of fact, Andy Potts only rides outside during races.  Meredith Kessler once every couple...

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Ironman Chattanooga is a while from now but I issued a challenge to KC of the blog 140 Point 6 Mile Journey about her and I blogging our way through the year with the finale coming on September 28, 2014.  The point was to show how hard Ironman training is when you are balancing job, family, friends and well just life.  I have had a feeling over the past few months that there is a movement to the sport and yet at the same time the lack of understanding regarding the amount of training and money that goes into this sport.  Yes, I take it serio...

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[caption id="attachment_9114" align="alignright" width="300"] Daily Mile Is An Endurance Athlete Specific Social Media.Daily Mile[/caption] Social media is where I make a living.  I work with companies on how to leverage the size and power of social media to engage employees as well as help in recruiting the best talent to their organization and then how to keep them since the costs of recruitment, on-boarding, lost revenue and many other factors are far too high to want to repeatedly be hiring.  Social media is also where I made a lot of ...

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Off-season training has been going on since the middle of May.  I had planned to continue with structured workouts but after having raced Ironman Texas as my 3rd Ironman race in 12 months along with 4 Half-Ironman races in 18 months I decided it was time to take a break and get away from structured training.  Getting away from a daily schedule, however, did not mean that I was getting away from working out. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Side bar:  If you ...

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  [caption id="attachment_9103" align="alignright" width="275"] Point To Point Swim At IMTN.....YES!Source: Ironman[/caption] Ironman Chattanooga is far away and at the same time is closer than I think.  Having not raced since Ironman Texas in May as well as not having a structured training program to follow I have felt a bit distant from the sport.  I have followed all the stories with regards to Kona but the fire was lit a bit this past weekend with all the friends I followed that were racing Ironman Florida. In two weeks I wi...