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Before we get into the race report I wanted to put up the links to this weekend's posts.  Since it was Labor Day you may have missed these posts, but read the Race Report first then scroll back up here. I Will Be In Recovery Mode Soon..... Overweight?  Poor Eyesight?  Coincidence? Do I Get Paid? Now onto the race report. This Labor Day weekend I was racing the Avia Austin Triathlon in Austin, Texas.  Austin, Texas is the sight of the CapTexTri that I raced on Memorial Day weekend, so what better way to start and end the sum...

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I came into contact with Jenn when she reached out through my contact page to ask the following: I am new to this whole endurance athlete sport thing. I am an accidental athlete who got sucked into a duathlon as a bet by a trainer last year. That same year, I ran my first half marathon, full marathon, and competed a sprint triathlon. So, when it cam time to set new year goals I chose an Ironman 70.3... to start. I love all your articles, but with one week left to my event, I still feel unprepared. Do...

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One housekeeping item before we dive into the race report.  I want to say Thank You to all of the people that follow this blog, my Twitter account or Facebook account for the support  prior to the race and the high-fives (while virtual) for after the race.  It is awesome to be surrounded by supportive people who encourage, motivate, inspire, drive and teach.  It takes a village to raise a triathlete and I live in a great village. A little background on this race.  Last year I raced the sprint distance and this race was my first open wat...

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I can't tell you when I started following Beth's blog but I can tell you I have witnessed her transformation from runner to triathlete and it has been amazing. She has embraced all the traits of a triathlete and will soon be racing Half-Ironman races as well as Ironman races. She may disagree but she has the drive and determination to do it. Her blog is keeps it real and is always inspiring and motivating let alone the conversation regarding hilarious. Go to her site by clicking here and be prepared to laugh. Enough of my verbiage you are...

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REGISTERED .....The gauntlet has been thrown down and I am racing my first Ironman. Three different words to describe my feelings that could have gone into the post:  I AM NERVOUS?  I AM EXCITED?  I AM SCARED? But what I really am is SPONSORED.  On Friday I was able to land, what I hope to be the first of many, sponsorship deals.  I had wanted to race Ironman [caption id="attachment_2932" align="alignright" width="324" caption="I Am Registered!!!!!"][/caption] Texas from the moment I was down in The Woodlands volunteering.  The...

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Kevin Neumann is a member of the League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks.  He has a great sense of humor and is always helpful with training and racing.  When you think all-around Kevin's name should come to mind.  If he isn't going out on 4 hour bike rides, or helping folks with conversions from Blogger to WordPress he is working hard at his part-time job (I say that because triathlon is full-time) and helping his wife Jennifer around the house.  So when I think of defining somebody as all-around this is what I think of. Kevin re...

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Many of you know who Jeff is, but if you don't he is the author of Dangle the Carrot, a blog about the life of a triathlete.  It was early on in my blogging life that I met Jeff and I was drawn to his honesty in his abilities and his honesty about life.  He was willing to share the trials and tribulations that he endured while training for Ironman Texas.  I asked questions, I read his posts and picked up little pieces here and there.  He provided great insight and more. The more is that he let a stranger into his house during Ironman Tex...

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Before I break down the segments of the race I want to first say Thank You to all of you for your well wishes leading up to race day, then during race day and all the congratulations after the race.  It means so much and truly helps to know that you are all there to support me. My biggest thanks goes to my wife, Karen, for her never ending support and selflessness to allow me to lead this lifestyle that finds me awake at 3am and training and then away for a few days to race.  She is always encouraging me and even suggests destinations for ...

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I am reposting this race recap because tomorrow I will be racing the olympic distance again.  This time the race is in Austin and on a Monday.  It has been an odd weekend because the race is on Monday.  I had Saturday off as a rest day, instead of Friday, and to say I was not a happy camper is an under-statement.  I even took a nap to try to kill time.  I was on Twitter and seeing all these posts about racing and training and there I was a big bump on a log. This morning I got to go for a 30 minute ride and a 15 minute run.  Both had p...

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If you don't know Colleen then I'm not sure you have spent more than 5 minutes on Twitter or the Blog World looking for awesomely cool triathlon athletes. She is always there with a joke and great laughs and she is an incredible triathlete.  I mean incredible.  She is part of the Trash Talk Thursday (Tuesday, Wednesday as well but we seem to take vacation on Friday to Monday) Crew on Twitter.  She is the one we call Elektra and she recently raced Rev3 Knoxville and this is her race report. By the way she also is a member of Team Trakkers ...

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I am excited to post this race report because of who wrote it.  I 'met' Matt through Twitter or Blogging or Facebook or Carrier Pigeon, but either way I am thrilled to have met him.  He is such a positive influence to all those that he comes in touch with.  I read his tweets to others and they are chock full of great advice and is always there to provide a slap on the back as well. Matt is out there training for his first full Iron-distance race this year and it's been awesome to follow his journey and see how he takes to the training wit...

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This race report is by one person I consider to be a good friend even if we have only known each other for a few months.  I met Greg via Twitter a few months ago and we met up at the Stonebridge Ranch Half-Marathon.  From that day we started training together and he truly helped push me to get faster in the water.  Now that we have both completed our first half-iron distance races we are looking to help each other to the 140.6 mile marker. I always enjoy our training sessions and the conversation.  He is a leader and a true inspiration a...

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I can't recall how Rebecca and I got introduced on Twitter but I believe it had to do with a Pukie from BDD.  Since then we have exchanged tweets and she is a true inspiration.  Running 10 miles at 4am.  Telling me she has never seen the sunrise on a run because she is DONE by then.  How incredible is that?  Well that is only the beginning.  Rebecca completed her first half-Ironman at the 70.3 Ironman California like I did.  I wish we had been able to meet at the race because it would have been awesome to be able to race with a friend an...

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You may remember Chuck from his Guest Chef post on Athlete's Plate a few weeks ago.  It was not long after that he raced Wildflower and was kind enough to allow CTER to post his race report on our site.  Enjoy this and remember that no matter how hard it is the goal is to finish.  Always finish what you started. Great job Chuck.   My response to Wildflower– Everything you’ve heard, its true!  (For you triathletes who know about it. From Nasty Grade to a brutal run to endless hills on the bike, I experienced it all. I s...

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This may be the best race report I ever write because it will be from the perspective of a volunteer and not that of the athlete going over the course, hydration/nutrition, PRs, etc. It was an epic weekend and let me say that if you have the chance to attend an Ironman race GO.  If you have the opportunity to volunteer DO IT.  It is like nothing you have ever seen, heard or felt before. Friday [caption id="attachment_2273" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Transition Area at Ironman Texas"][/caption] My Ironman Texas weekend ...

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[caption id="attachment_1623" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="First Sign You See To Let You Know You Are Racing 70.3 IMCA"][/caption] Before I start discussing the event I want to again say Thank You to everybody who helped support me in my journey to my first half-ironman.  It was a lot of work.  There was a lot of sweat, blood and even tears but in the end there was a lot more laughter and fun during this training.  I woke up inspired and motivated each day by all of you, my Angels and Ninjas.  Your support was invaluable and yo...

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Do you remember Kristine Concepcion?  Yeah, the total rockstar from the Gasparilla Half-Marathon.  Well, she was at it again but this time in a half-iron distance triathlon.  Check out her places in the Age Group as she goes from the water to the bike to the run.  She had a plan, and she executed it to perfection. I can read Kristie's blog all day long because she is full of fire and inspiration.  She is a competitor but knows how to balance life as well.  I have learned quite a few things from her over the course of the past year that...

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Continuing our race report feature on Saturday's we present to you the Tipperary Hill Race Report by Molly of I'm A Sleeper Baker.  I was on Twitter and saw that she had posted this race report and I asked if I could use it on the CTER site and she gracefully agreed to allow me to use her report.  Thank you Molly. BTW - I have a sort of close feeling toward Molly because of the fact that she lived in NYC and now lives in Central New York.....both of those happen to be the old stomping grounds for CTER. Here is Molly's race report.  Ple...

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In a continuing effort to highlight those around the country that are racing we at CTER are running race reports and hopefully motivating you to get moving.  If you would like to be the featured athlete please use the Contact Me form and submit your race report.  Right now the reports are being posted on Saturday mornings and will continue to do so for the forseeable future as there has been great success in having the readers read them with their breakfast and cup of coffee. The following race report is by Kristie Concepcion of 140 Point...

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[caption id="attachment_979" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Did you know that EMZ has a belt buckle too?"][/caption] If you are an avid (or just show up every now and again) reader of this site you know that I have been looking for race reports to post.  The reason I am looking for race reports is that the title of this blog is Cook Train Eat RACE and I tend to race 12 times per year so that would mean it would be Cook Train Eat race.  So with that being said I had the opportunity to meet David Carder at a Starbuck's to discuss ult...

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