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[caption id="attachment_8610" align="alignright" width="283"] Staying Flexible During Ironman Training Will Help Mentally And Physically.Source: Work Place Flexibility[/caption] Flexibility is not a word that many, if any, would use to describe me.  I got to yoga and it has helped with my swimming, but that isn't what I am talking about.  When it comes to flexibility I am talking about training overall.  I am OCD and Type A (surprise, surprise!) and when there is a box to check on training I want to check that box and I want to check it o...

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[caption id="attachment_8563" align="alignright" width="322"] Talent Comes From Other Items And Improves Your Tools EfficiencySource: Amidzic Consulting[/caption] Talent is something that you cannot buy.  Talent is something that you work at.  Talent can never be taken away.  Talent shows up when stuff fails and stuff will fail.  In the past twenty-four hours I have had two Twitter conversations and one talk with my step-son about stuff being less than talent.  The conversations started with a contest I posted on the CTER Facebook page ...

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[caption id="attachment_8541" align="alignright" width="267"] Moving and an Ironman have more than one common feature amongst them.[/caption] Moving and an Ironman would seem to have nothing in common but you would be very wrong.  Moving and an Ironman have so much in common that right now I am figuring out how to create a company similar to the World Triathlon Corporation or Challenge Family to create moving events around the world and showcase just how similar moving and an Ironman really are. Let's break down the stages of an Ironman ...

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[caption id="attachment_8530" align="alignright" width="276"] The Now What Face?!?!Source: The Frigault Team[/caption] 'A' race is what we train days and weeks and months for.  We sweat and bleed for this A race.  We pour over data from our power meter and Garmin watch.  We watch every last calorie until that late night head in the pantry binge that you discount because you rode the trainer for 2 hours that morning and have a 1 hour run the next day so those calories don't count.  Our whole sense of being is focused on that A race and on...

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[caption id="attachment_8492" align="alignright" width="211"] Is He The First To Break Maris' Record Of 62 Home Runs Or Do You Discount It Due To Performance Enhancing Drugs?[/caption] Performance enhancing drugs are all over the news of my favorite sport when I was growing up.  I use the caveat of when I was growing up because I'm not sure that baseball is my favorite sport anymore and part of that is due to the performance enhancing drugs.  A few years ago, after the players strike, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire wowed the world of baseball...

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[caption id="attachment_8474" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Zazzle.com[/caption] Evolution of an Ironman triathlete starts with the decision to race 140.6 miles using your own engine.  From that point you are filled with glee and giddiness as well as anxiety and nerves.  You have no idea what you have just gotten yourself into, but you are ready.  There is going to be swimming and biking and running.  More importantly there is going to be lots of food to eat.  It is all unicorn and rainbows after you hit that registration butt...

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[caption id="attachment_8459" align="alignright" width="180"] Instant Gratification Does Not Come Easily Or In An InstantSource: GoTengo.com[/caption] Instant gratification is something that we all want and in today's world of the 24 second news cycle we want it even faster than ever before.  We put on a pair of running shoes and we should be qualifying for Boston.  We slip our feet in the pedals and all of a sudden we are racing Contador up the Alps in Le Tour De France. Once those goggles are sitting on our face we have visions of lookin...