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I was recently approached about entering this sweepstakes and the opportunity to let you know about it.  I replied back, in typical New York fashion, with how did you get my name and email?  What is this about?  I could have just deleted it but, a chance to run with the vein (check out the pic on Beth's blog) and could not pass it up if there were even the remotest of chances. The response I got back was that the company was Googling for runners and found my blog.  That is good news and proves social media works right?  We exchanged...

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Did you know there was a debate on milk?  I have chosen to not drink cow's milk anymore and drink soy, almond and coconut milk only because of the switch to becoming a vegetarian.  Again, this was done to see how I felt and not because of an idea that cow's milk was bad for me.  As it turns out there is a group that makes these claims.  Do I agree with them?  I have not formulated an opinion yet because I don't think that I am an expert in this field and thus not qualified to do so.  I do know that I enjoy the taste of soy, almond and coc...

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[caption id="attachment_1443" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="E is for Electrolytes"][/caption] I have recently finished the book The Runner's Diet and it was chock full of information regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  Or to use one term:  macro-nutrients.  There were chapters dedicated to these macro-nutrients and rightfully so as most people seem intent on focusing on these three, but as an endurance athlete there is more to being prepared than consuming a balanced diet of 55%-60% carbs, 15% protein and 20%-25% fat. ...

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[caption id="attachment_1430" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Which road will your taper take you on?"][/caption] This is the word that most endurance athletes fear.  Why?  We fear it because of the idea that we are no longer going to be training 15 to 20 hours per week and our bodies will be craving those workouts.  We fear the word taper because the days of consuming 4,000 calories are over and having to watch what we eat even closer than we already do is about to kick in.  We fear tapering because it is the new unknown. When...

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As I mentioned in my post regarding a Day in the life of CTER I am headed to Boulder, Colorado in June for the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference.  I was prompted to sign up for this by the mention of scholarships by Beth of Shut Up And Run.  I submitted my site for a scholarship and won so off to Boulder I will be going. What is this conference you may ask?  Well, after I submitted my application I asked the same question.  Talk about putting the cart before the horse.  Well a click here and a click there I found out that it is a c...

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Today is normally reserved for The Athlete's Plate but I decided to postpone it by one week to present to you this great idea. Recently JM over at Caution: Redhead Running posted a day in her life.  I commented on it and she said that I should do one as well. Not one to back down from challenges I decided to make Monday the day I took photos of a day of my life.  Monday also happened to be the day that I swam 3,500 yards or 2 miles and managed to do it in 1 hour and 5 minutes.  This was a breakthrough day in my training and I am now very ...

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I wrote this two months ago and I wanted to re-post it because since then I have moved from Life of An Aspiring Triathlete to the newer and better version with Cook Train Eat Race I have also gained plenty of new followers. Allow me to first say Thank You to all of the people who have begun following me since I moved sited. I am humbled by the fact that you have chosen to spend your precious time with me.  I hope I do everything I can to keep you coming back and that I provide you with quality content. This is an important post for me be...

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It's A Lonely Road….. by Jason Bahamundi It's a lonely road filled with detours and pessimists to derail your progress It's a lonely road at 4am running by the light of the moon on your own It's a lonely road when all you can see is your breath and hear the crunch of gravel under your feet It's a lonely road of sacrifice and humility It's a lonely road of doubt and guilt It's a lonely road….. It's a lonely road until race evening when it's you and the butterflies It's a lonely road until race morning when it's you and your goals I...

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Before we review my February and YTD numbers I want to announce the winner of the Tri-Clips Giveaway.  The winner was chosen through Random.org.  There were a total of 62 entries and the interweb chose #2.  #2 belonged to Nora of Mamarunsbarefoot.  Nora email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak7bbe989473b2d6600ffc53b2d18e3581').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy7bbe...

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When I first started training I was told by friends and family that I was an inspiration and that I motivated them.  I can barely think of one person that followed in my footsteps and joined me along this path because Karen was already there. Recently my sister started to make good on her words but nobody else.  Sure others would start but they would stop for a multitude of reasons. Today I get emails, Facebook messages, Tweets that go something like this: Dude, you are crazy with your training.  Why, again, are you getting up so early? ...