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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Race Day Start)

Ironman Coeur d’Alene is fast approaching.  Only 11 weeks away! Race day is Sunday, 23 June.  The last two times I did this race, the weather was perfect for racing.  Last year was a bit tenuous though, as there were

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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Checkin)

Athlete check in for Ironman Coeur d’Alene usually begins on Thursday.  You will have a chance to check in on Thursday or Friday.  I usually check in on Friday.  The check in tent is located at the transition area in

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Altus Weighted Gloves Review

For two years now, I have been using these Bowflex SelectTech weights.  I love the versatility of the weights, but one downside is that the weights increment by as much as 5 pounds.  For example, I use 25 pounds when

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Preparing for 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Training)

If you’re participating in the 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, then you have about 12 weeks left before the race. By now you should have put in about 18 weeks worth of swimming, biking, and running. Maybe you even did some

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2012 (and later) Ironman Coeur d’Alene Bike Course GPX Data

The bike course changed in 2012 for Ironman CDA. This post has a link to the GPX file that I created from my Garmin data. You can use Google Earth or other gpx viewers to open it. For me, the

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Using Presta Valve Extenders

I recently purchased a Zipp 808 rear wheel with a CycleOps Power Meter.  One of the first things I found out was that the presta valves on my inner tube would not be long enough to pass through the rim

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Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2012 Race Recap

Approximately 2,310 athletes started this race, but only 2,144 would finish, and Sean Murphy, 44, of Seattle, WA would be pulled from the swim.  He died two days later. I finished 2125 out of 2144 finishers in 16 hours, 51

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Ironman Florida 70.3 Recap

It was a beautiful day in Haines City, Florida this past weekend and the first time the city hosted this event. The overall event turned out geat! The city and especially the volunteers did a great job. I would definitely

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First Triathlon of 2012

This Sunday, 1 April, I will participate in the Nautica South Beach Triathlon – International Distance race.  This will be my fourth start in the race – my third international distance race.  I love the triathlon the most.  The venue

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How Fast Can You Go (in any given gear)?

If you are like me, then the gear you choose while racing in a triathlon is going to be the one that allows you to a) pedal fast, and b) go fast!  Why pedal fast?  It’s usually easier to go

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