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  • Train

[caption id="attachment_6664" align="alignright" width="276"] Source: My Running Doc[/caption] An Ironman Arizona update is long overdue.  I thought about this post yesterday for quite some time and how our bodies go through the ups and downs of training, but more so our minds.  Our bodies will move as long as our minds tell us to and whether it is faster or slower than we want to go the process all begins between the ears. This training cycle has been mostly positive.  With the experience of having just gone through one cycle for Iron...

  • Breakfast Recipes

I am re-posting this recipe as I am about to embark on making some more homemade granola as my stash has run out.  In the throws of peak training for Ironman Arizona and I have become a bottom-less pit so this will be terrific to have around as a healthy alternative to wanting to consume the entire pantry every night.  Enjoy! ==================== Homemade granola is not difficult to make but when you can buy it for relatively cheap you just pick up a box or package.  It is my version of convenience food.  That is until...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_6654" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: N2 Growth[/caption] Attitude and how your approach a specific task or tasks will be the one determining factor of success or failure even before you attempt the task.  This came up today for me when I went to the pool to do a 4000 yard set.  When I first got there I was tired and did not want to be there.  The set was not going to be hard but it would take me near 1.5 hours to complete and that seemed daunting.  Add to the fact that the night before I felt sick to my s...

  • Lunch Recipes

Polenta and Mushrooms go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.  Like peanut butter and chocolate.  Like peanut butter and life.  Oh wait, this is about polenta and mushrooms.  Before I go on let me say that I know that this is my 3rd post in a row that is a recipe, but I am a cooking machine right now because training is kicking my ass.  Two weeks ago 23 hours and last week 21 hours.  This week will be in the 20s again and I need to get away from triathlon and training when I can.  Where do I do that? &nb...

  • Lunch Recipes

Sicilian pizza growing up was just part of what we did as kids.  You could always get a regular slice and fold it in half and have the grease run down your hand, forearm and onto your elbow.  That was glorious and was just a ton of fun to share with your buddies.  BUT, there was always room for a Sicilian slice and preferably the corner. I don't recall when the corner slice came into my life or why but it was the one piece of the Sicilian pie that you wanted.  You would almost get into fist fights with your buddies over this...

  • Lunch Recipes

Sweet Potato, Avocado and Red Kidney Bean Burrito.....yup you read that right.  Now wipe the drool from your bottom lip and get prepared to make one of these this weekend.  It is very easy and oh so tasty.  The best part is that is has so few ingredients and they are all pronounceable.  Words like potato, beans, kale, flour and water.  The hardest word is sriracha but you can leave that out if you want and just use tobacco sauce. I will give you some background information on this burrito.  I have been making my ow...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_6629" align="alignright" width="271"] Source: CK-MultiSport Coaching[/caption] Motivation is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit?  I am motivated to run.  I am not motivated to run.  Where did my motivation go?  I am a very self-motivated person and a lot of that comes from my competitiveness.  I am always trying to improve my standing against myself.  Last month I had 5 sales this month I want 6.  It is almost never-ending regardless of what I am talking about.  I know it drives my wife crazy and it is...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignright" width="247"] Source: Venitism[/caption] Doping has become big news lately thanks to USADA and their release of the evidence against Lance Armstrong.  Lance Armstrong has/had become a bigger topic for his transgressions in sports than even Tiger Woods.  Of course Tiger is on the comeback trail and Lance will have to venture down that path at some point as well if he wants to rebuild his sports reputation.  Please do not confuse his sports reputation with his reputation to raise funds for ca...

  • Lunch Recipes

I had made spaghetti squash a few days earlier and I didn't know what to do with it.  I did not want to just re-heat it and toss some veggies onto it.  I didn't feel like having rice with it.  Making it into a pasta dish was not at the top of my list so I decided that I could make a lasagna with it.  A day earlier I had made some gravy for pizza so I had that readily available and there are always vegetables in the refrigerator and so making this was going to be easy. I also wanted it to have a sort of sausage taste to it so...

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