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[caption id="attachment_4458" align="alignright" width="259" caption="What we train for! Finishing. Not Quitting."][/caption] This past Saturday us triathletes celebrated our Super Bowl, World Series and Masters Golf Tournament all in one day.  In case you did not know the World Championships were held in Kona, Hawaii.  The best of the best from the pros as well as the age grouper toed the line to celebrate where the sport of triathlon was born and where the best athlete in the world, on that day, would be crowned champion. The featured...

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[caption id="attachment_4445" align="alignright" width="259" caption="The gas tank is nearly empty"][/caption] This past weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with Karen, Shannon (IronTexas Mommy) and Allison (Tri and Finish) at a fund-raising event that Allison was putting on in honor of her friend.  We showed up on Sunday morning to ride our bikes either 13, 26 or 39 miles but as fate would have it we finally got rain here in Texas.  As we were just sitting around and talking about all things triathlon and what is next on our agenda ...

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Today I took El Diablo out for a four-hour ride which was going to be followed by a 40 minute run.  I woke up at my usual time of 3:30a to make my breakfast and prepare for this ride.  After waking up the second time I felt great and just knew it was going to be a strong ride. Once I got to my starting point I clipped in and started.  As I pedaled I could feel my legs and thought to myself:  I feel strong.  I kept pedaling and when the watched beeped for the 4th time (I set my watch to alert me at 15 minutes so that I know it is time to...

  • Train

We all know that swimming in a pool is nothing like swimming in the open water of a triathlon.  First off there are no walls to push off of.  And those walls also don't exist to hang off the edge of.  There is no stopping every 25-50 yards or meters.  Lastly, there certainly is no black line to follow. Yesterday I went open water swimming with Greg Larsen to get in a new training session that my coach wanted me to do.  The set did not call for any type of distance but was a fartlek style swim session.  Go hard for a short distance then...

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The alarm will go off at 3:33am and there is only one option. I will consume a smoothie and a bowl of granola at 4:33 knowing there is only one option. At 5:30 transition will open and I will assemble my rack and area with full knowledge that there is only one option. At 7:44 the gun will go off for M35-39 and then and there my only option will begin. My only choice is to race hard and push my body to its limits.  Push my mind beyond its limitations. Failure is not an option.  Success is the only option.

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As you read yesterday I am racing at the Toyota US Open Championships and have a goal of sub-2:30. I will not be the only Team CTER athlete racing the event.  Robert Swan, who was one of the first athletes to join the team, will also be racing the event. Robert is using this race as redemption and a tune-up for 70.3 Austin in three weeks.  I asked Robert to put his race goals down on paper so that he could look back at them and compare his actuals to his goals and I also believe that putting it out there makes it real.  It motivates you to...

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