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Mind Blown. Source: Rocket Inbound[/caption] Triathlete tales is a series I have been thinking of writing since November but have not been able to put my thoughts to paper until now. The reason I can now start to write Triathlete Tales is that I have sort of started my training for Ironman Chattanooga. I say sort of started because my detailed plan does not start until June 25th and that is part of the title in regards to a 180* change in perception. For those of you that have been reading my blog since it was on Blogspot under the name Baha703...

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Open water swimming has become the go to for my training lately.  In large part I am doing open water swimming as a way to recover from the Lake Martin 100, but at the same time I need to improve in this facet of triathlon otherwise Ironman Chattanooga is going to take longer than it should.  In the past training cycles for Ironman races I have swum every Friday with members of the FWTri Club.  This training was extremely helpful when it comes to not just getting into the open water but also in dealing with panic attacks, which I...

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Ultra running is defined as anything longer than 26.2 miles, or the marathon distance.  I recently joined the ranks of ultra running by participating in 4 different events over the months of February and March.  The distances covered were 50k (31.1 miles), 50 Miles and 100 Miles.  In the past these distances would have been daunting.  As a matter of fact the 100 mile distance is still daunting and will probably always give me pause before hitting the register button.  The 100 mile race has the opportunity to present so ...

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Ultra trail runner.  Ironman.  Both descriptions fit me.  Both descriptions also represent my passion for endurance sports.  Triathlete is another description but earlier today when John asked me via Twitter the following: My response to this question was Yes and No but it was something that I had to think about for a few moments.  The reason I had to take pause before giving that non-committal answer is that I love the sport of triathlon.  The opportunity to compete at three different sports on one day to ac...

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Analysis of races is one way I look to improve my performances.  Making sure to analyze the pacing of the race, my nutrition and finally I make sure to do an analysis about where I was mentally.  Since this was my first 100 mile race there has been a lot to review and think about.  This is not the typical run in terms of pacing, nutrition and mental ability and thus the analysis will not be typical.  I am not even sure I can take what I learned out on the course of Lake Martin 100 and apply it to anything else.  I am looking at the Rocky R...