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Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Half Marathon

First place!  Wow!  I finished this tiny half marathon in 3 hours and 17 seconds and still managed to get first in my division.  Of course, I was the *only* one in my division, but it still counts. The Florida

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Five Points of Life – my next half marathon

I was looking for a half marathon to run in February – one that was close by and one that I hadn’t done before, so I  started a search.  On, I found the Five Points of Life Marathon and

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How Goofy am I? Not very…

I completed the Disney World Half Marathon this weekend in 3 hours and 12 minutes. Unfortunately, I was also supposed to do the marathon, as part of the Goofy Challenge. My legs were so sore on Saturday, that I made

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Ironman Florida 2013 Race Recap

“Remember when you thought this was a good idea?” – Spectator sign at the race. I finished Ironman Florida 2013 in 16 hours 29 minutes and 22 seconds!  That was way more time that I had hoped, but really I

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Almost time for 2013 Ironman Florida!

While I did not get to race the 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, I am signed up for 2013 Ironman Florida.  The race is less than two weeks away.  I have been training here in Panama City beach for nearly a

Posted in Triathlon

2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (and how I didn’t do it)

Been a long time since I last posted.  In the end, I never did do the 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene race.  Three weeks before the race, I crashed on my bicycle.  Nothing broken, but the injuries to my ribs and

Posted in Triathlon

Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (The Bike)

The bike portion of Ironman CDA is the longest part of the race – both in length and pain.  The course starts out easy enough, running East from downtown towards Lake Shore drive.  At this point, you will head South-ish

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I changed my chain

Lately I’ve seen some information on the web regarding how and when to change the chain on my bicycle.  One suggested checking the length from one link to another using a ruler.  If I remember correctly, I line up the

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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Transition)

You’re out of the water and into T1 (transition 1 – swim to bike) at Ironman Coeur d’Alene.  First you have to run up the beach, across the sidewalk and hundreds of spectators, and onto the grass of City Park.

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Posted in Introductory, Ironman, Training, Triathlon

Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (The Swim)

The best part of Ironman Coeur d’Alene is the swim! 2.4 miles of bitter cold in Lake Coeur d’Alene. It is two laps (1.2 miles each) with a quick run onto the beach and across the timing mat in the

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