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The role nutrition plays in the quality of a performance for any sport is now well established.  When it comes to the more physically demanding events, nutrition becomes evermore important. When you're looking at an activity that involves three disciplines - swimming, cycling and running - spread over several hours of continuous toil, nutrition is not only important for performance factors, it's crucial just to ensure you can complete such a race in the first place. You may have heard a saying amongst triathletes: complete before you com...

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[caption id="attachment_8833" align="alignright" width="280"] Source: NP Engage[/caption] Advocate for a healthy lifestyle, really plant-based lifestyle, were the words that stared at me this morning in an email. I was somewhat stunned by this because I never considered myself an advocate because truth be told I don't give a shit what you eat. Do not act surprised because you don't care what I eat either. What most people are looking for is some sense of community and belonging and in this manner I do care what you eat. The reason I say I...

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Ironman 2014 is now being discussed in full between myself and I, myself and Karen, myself and Maria and now with you.  When I finished Ironman Texas 2013 I was fully convinced that going back to the The Woodlands was going to be in the cards.  I absolutely love the course in terms of racing as well as being spectator friendly.  The course also plays to my strengths and weaknesses.  I can climb on the bike but because I weight as much as a paper towel going down the hills doesn't give me much momentum thus a hilly bike course has typically...

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[caption id="attachment_8794" align="alignright" width="300"] No Meat Athlete Triathlon Roadmap is available today by clicking this link and making a purchase NMA Tri Roadmap[/caption] Triathlon can be an intimidating sport with all of these fit people walking around the expo and transition as if they have been swimming, biking and running since they were in the womb.  Lucky for me I never noticed these people, nor did I have a clue about what I was really getting myself into.  Fortunately for me, being naive about the sport of triathlon p...

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  [caption id="attachment_8789" align="alignright" width="225"] Enjoying The Sport Means Sharing Those Moments With Family And Friends[/caption] Hard Knocks is a show on HBO that covers the training camp of a National Football League (NFL) team every year.  I haven't had HBO in a very long time but with the new house and lowered bills we were able to fit it into our budget (partly because we chose Verizon over DirecTV and thus no NFL package.)  The show Hard Knocks started last week and I had set the DVR to record it.  While eatin...

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[caption id="attachment_8783" align="alignright" width="288"] Sounds of swimming can be relaxing if you listen to them.Source: Guila Muir[/caption] Sounds of triathlon is the title but I guess it should really be sounds of training and racing triathlon.  The sounds that I heard on my long ride today got me to thinking about the sport and why I am a huge fan.  I played football and baseball on teams growing up.  I played basketball and hockey for fun.  I have picked up a tennis racket and swung a golf club.  I have been inside the racque...

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[caption id="attachment_8756" align="alignright" width="211"] These 4 Items Belong In Each Endurance Athletes Lifestyle But Not All Are Going To Be The Same.Source: Nutrition Translator[/caption] Triathlon diet and/or lifestyle there are those that are seeking the magic bullet and turning to sites and blogs, like mine, for answers.  I get questions and comments on all of the social media platforms that I am on seeking advice.  The problem with this advice seeking is that sometimes you can read the emotion and what they are really seeking i...

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[caption id="attachment_8718" align="alignright" width="259"] Competitor: One Word To Describe Me[/caption] Competitor has been used to describe me in the past and to this day I think it is still an adjective that can be used to not only describe me but define me.  It doesn't matter what it is either.  I compete with my step-son in board games and I don't believe in the letting him win theory because nobody in life let's you win.  You win when you work hard enough.  I compete with my business partner to see who can bring in the most reve...