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Looks like a great event!
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I can't wait to check this out later this week.
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I love it :)
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It might be cliche, but I firmly believe that, in one way or another, you should always be following your dreams. You can get there, even if it takes years and many, many small incremental steps to get there :)
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Hey everyone - I've been reading through some earlier posts, particularly about building your base endurance. I wanted to see what kind of metrics everyone measures to track their progress. I'm an analyst in my day job, so I'm actually quite intrigued at building my own database of times/paces/distances/etc.
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Thanks, +Jenna Seefried :)
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I just have to say that having signed up to this community only last week I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far. A lot of posts coming through and some helpful pointers. Thanks everyone :) Looking forward to building my triathlon experience next season and discussing it here!
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This is a great overview of SaaS metrics. A must-read for anyone wanting to get into the business.
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Interesting chart -- 66% of all deals can be attributed to one campaign. This, they say, illustrates their point of not endlessly arguing about a flawless revenue attribution. Get one out the door as it will likely be better than nothing and then tweak from there.
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While the stunt itself is cool, I thought it was regarding some form of transportation. Not broadband internet.
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Curious what GPS device everyone uses? I'm looking at the Garmin 910xt, Garmin 310xt, or the Garmin 610. I'm not sure how useful the swim metrics would be, so I'm thinking of getting a cheaper watch that's good for the bike and run and then invest in some swim lessons because spending money on my technique will be better money spent than a fancier watch that goes in the pool. Also, I'm sticking to Garmin because it'll auto-sync to my Strava account. That being said, I guess I could use any watch and just upload the GPX files. Basically I'm curious what watches are out there that are good for bike and run :)
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Good Choice +Mike Underell you won't regret it. Just make sure you update your watch to the latest firmware & when you set up Garmin Connect add me on there. You can also shoot the shit with friends on Garmin Connect also. They have likes, comments, & groups. http://connect.garmin.com/profile/DBESS340
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I'm curious what everyone's opinions are on this. I will have a condensed training period this year because of my wedding and subsequent honeymoon. I will do my best to stay active in the week leading up to my wedding and the 3 weeks I'm traveling with my new wife, but I have to be realistic: family comes first, so it's likely my training will suffer over that month. I will be building my base right up until the wedding, but I'm likely to lose most of it during the month (semi-) off. When I get back I'll have 16 weeks before my A race (early September). I've currently got the first 6 weeks tagged for base building again. The next 6 weeks are dedicated to my building phase with the last 3/4 weeks slotted in for peaking and racing. I'm curious - should I dedicate more time to building my base when I get back or keep it as is? I was thinking of doing 7 weeks base, 5 weeks build, then 3/4 weeks peak/race. I'd love to hear the community's thoughts!

PS: I'm using terminology (base, build, peak, race) from Joe Friel's The Triathlete's Training Bible as it's what I've used to help build my training for this year.
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+Jason Call Totally agree with core. I focused on it for my last half marathon when I only had 9 weeks to train. It helped in the last 5km immensely. At least I like to think so because I believe my form would've began breaking down without it.
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I hope everyone is having a good holiday season! I'd love to hear everyone's goals for 2013! Looking to do your first tri? Are you looking to do a sprint? Olympic? 70.3? Iron? A few different distances? Either way, I wish you all the very best in 2013. Happy training!
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+Eduardo Cordeiro Santos 2005 was my first ever. I LOVED it.
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Account Manager
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  • HootSuite
    Online Marketing Analyst, 2012 - present
  • 6S Marketing
    Account Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Electronic Arts
    Community Manager, 2010 - 2011
  • Fiver Media
    QA Analyist, 2008 - 2010
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Chilliwack, Canada - Fredricton, Canada - Toronto, Canada - Victoria, Canada
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Just a guy trying to make it in this crazy, crazy world...
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Try not to take everything so seriously...keep things fun. It'll make the ride a lot more enjoyable.

PS: Meet new people.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Master of Business Administration, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Victoria
    Economics (major) & Computer Science (minor), 1999 - 2004
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Welcoming, friendly, and absolutely delicious. We live in the West End, so we will definitely be coming back. Terrific spot.
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I love Granville Island. Great produce. Excellent atmosphere. Price can get expensive, but it's worth it.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My fiancee and I stayed here for a staycation one evening and we had a wonderful time. In fact, in the two weeks leading up to the Friday night that we stayed in the hotel I was in constant contact with the staff after I let them know I was going to propose to my then girlfriend and now fiancee. They were so incredibly helpful in the set up and prepared the room flawlessly while we were out for dinner (all pre-planned). I realize that this hotel is extra special for myself and my fiancee, but I would recommend this hotel just based of the level of service we received when reaching the hotel. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was very modern, clean, and it had a great view. The location is perfect as it's right downtown. It's by the skytrain so you can get anywhere quickly, and Robson street is a block and a half away.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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The food is actually quite good...once you get it. The service is what sucks the life out of this place. Whether you're dining in or taking out, good luck getting your food in a reasonable amount of time. They'll be quick to seat you, but when it comes to taking your order you'll have to wait. Sure, you could flag a waiter/waitress, but that's not something you have to do in other restaurants. Then be prepared to wait much longer for your food to be made. I have been there approximately 10 times and it's been subpar each time. I've given it enough chances that, given the number of sushi restaurants in Vancouver, I'll never go back.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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