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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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Posted in Introductory, Presta Valve, Reviews, Triathlon

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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How To Improve Your Triathlon Time

Triathlons: Swim, Bike, and Run.  Chances are good, if you are new to the sport, that you are very good at one of these three sports.  Swimming and running, while both requiring some amount of force to propel you forward,

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Posted in Introductory, Ironman, Marathon, Presta Valve, Training, Triathlon

My First Bicycle Power Meter

I have been hearing about power meters for a few years now and when I took the USAT coaching certification clinic, the coach/presenters said that the best way for athletes to train on the bike is using a power meter.

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Triathlon racing every weekend

Well, not quite, but almost. Thank goodness for and living in Florida.  I finished my last triathlon last Saturday.  The next one isn’t until 25 September.  I have done four or five sprint distance triathlons since Ironman.  Mostly they’ve

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Ironman Finisher!

This is really late, but I finished Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 15 hours 55 mins and 33 seconds. This was the best race ever! Great volunteers and awesome spectators. If you’re going to do an Ironman race, I suggest this

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Lake Coeur D’Alene Current Water Temperature

If you are wondering what the water temp at Lake Coeur D’Alene is right now, then you can check out this Lake CDA site.  

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